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Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.0

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Sandbox Surf Forecast / CAL – San Diego County / USA

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 10 am Thursday 26 May 2016 PDT

Sandbox surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's Sandbox sea temperature is 19.0 °C (Statistics for 26 May 1981-2005 - mean: 16.7 max: 18.2 min: 14.8 °C)

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Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)7777886108101010-17161515141716161515
Surfscale.metric
Wave
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Energy(?)5668796663451052222930300232263243292213465807730702566
Wind
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10 SW10
20 WSW20
5 SSW5
15 SW15
15 SW15
5 SSW5
15 SW15
10 WSW10
5 SSW5
15 SW15
15 WSW15
5 WSW5
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15 W15
5 WSW5
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5 SSW5
15 SW15
10 SW10
5 SW5
15 WSW15
10 WSW10
Wind State(?)cross-
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High Tide
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2:06PM
1.48
12:22AM
1.88

3:09PM
1.53
1:23AM
1.76

4:06PM
1.63
2:45AM
1.66

4:55PM
1.76
4:19AM
1.61

5:39PM
1.92

5:41AM
1.62
6:21PM
2.09

6:51AM
1.66
7:01PM
2.25

7:53AM
1.70

Low Tide
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6:16PM
1.26

7:58AM
0.49
7:38PM
1.28

8:54AM
0.54

9:21PM
1.23
9:52AM
0.58

10:54PM
1.06
10:49AM
0.61

12:00AM
0.84
11:41AM
0.64

12:57AM
0.59
12:32PM
0.67

1:48AM
0.35
1:20PM
0.71

Note: the tide data above is for Solana Beach which is 7 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Sandbox.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Sandbox blow from the E.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
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Sunrise
5:43--5:41--5:41--5:41--5:41--5:41--5:41--5:39-
Sunset
-7:49--7:50--7:51--7:51--7:52--7:52--7:52--7:53
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 19°C on Sat morning, min 15°C on Thu morning). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 23°C on Thu morning, min 17°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Sandbox Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Sandbox provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Sandbox can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Sandbox surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Sandbox) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Sandbox may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Sandbox is 2 km (1 miles) from the city of Encinitas. If you plan a vacation in San Diego County, look for hotels and other accommodation in Encinitas. Encinitas has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.

Do you have old images of surf? Simply upload them to the photo gallery and we will search our vast archive of forecasts and display the open water swell sizes, directions and periods, as well as wind and tide at the time of the image. It's a really useful way of knowing what to look for in the forecast tables.