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Scripps Pier ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.7
Consistency of Surf: 3.3
Difficulty Level: 3.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.7

Overall: 3.1

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Scripps Pier Spot ID

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell WNW | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.7 °C

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Friday, 18 January 2019, 20:24 Local time
Wave (m) 1.7
Period (s) 15 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 10
NW 10
NNW 10
N 5
Wind State on on cross-

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Scripps Pier in San Diego County is a reasonably exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the southeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the west northwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. Sometimes crowded. Watch out for rips and obstacles.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For La Jolla, Scripps Pier, California, 1 km from Scripps Pier.

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Scripps Pier Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At La Jolla, 0 km from Scripps Pier.

light winds from the NW

Air temperature
14 °C

Current weather near Scripps Pier

Buoy Data:

At SCRIPPS Nearshore, CA, 1 miles from Scripps Pier.

  3PM 4PM 5PM 6PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 1.5
Dominant period (s) 11 15 15 15

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Overall Scripps Pier Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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  • The closest passenger airport to Scripps Pier is Miramar Mcas Airport (NKX) in USA, 10 km (6 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Scripps Pier is San Diego International Lindbergh Fld Airport (SAN), also in USA, 17 km (11 miles) away.
  • Third is North Island Nas (San Diego) Airport (NZY) in USA, 20 km (12 miles) away.
  • General Abelardo L Rodriguez International (Tijuana) Airport (TIJ) in Mexico is 46 km (29 miles) away.
  • John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (Santa Ana) Airport (SNA) in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Scripps Pier and is 106 km (66 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Scripps Pier, CAL - San Diego County. Use the tab navigation above to view Scripps Pier sea temperature, Scripps Pier photographs, Scripps Pier detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Scripps Pier webcams, current wind from CAL - San Diego County live weather stations and Scripps Pier tide predictions. The United States swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United States and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United States wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Scripps Pier.