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Seaside Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.0

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Seaside Reef Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell W | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.7 °C

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Sunday, 16 December 2018, 04:19 Local time
Sunday 16
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 14 14 14 13
Wind (km/h) 5
NW 5
W 10
Wind State glass cross-
glass cross-

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Seaside Reef in San Diego County is an exposed reef break that has unreliable waves. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the east. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west. A left hand reef. Best around mid tide when the tide is falling. Often Crowded. Take care to avoid the rocks.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Solana Beach, 6 km from Seaside Reef.

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Seaside Reef Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Leucadia, 3 km from Seaside Reef.


Air temperature
8 °C

Current weather near Seaside Reef

Buoy Data:

At Torrey Pines Outer, CA, 9 miles from Seaside Reef.

  12AM 1AM 2AM 3AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.3
Dominant period (s) 14 14 13 13

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Overall Seaside Reef Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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  • The closest passenger airport to Seaside Reef is Miramar Mcas Airport (NKX) in USA, 24 km (15 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Seaside Reef is San Diego International Lindbergh Fld Airport (SAN), also in USA, 36 km (22 miles) away.
  • Third is North Island Nas (San Diego) Airport (NZY) in USA, 39 km (24 miles) away.
  • General Abelardo L Rodriguez International (Tijuana) Airport (TIJ) in Mexico is 64 km (40 miles) away.
  • John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (Santa Ana) Airport (SNA) in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Seaside Reef and is 88 km (55 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Seaside Reef, CAL - San Diego County. Use the tab navigation above to view Seaside Reef sea temperature, Seaside Reef photographs, Seaside Reef detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Seaside Reef webcams, current wind from CAL - San Diego County live weather stations and Seaside Reef 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 Seaside Reef.