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

Overall: 3.0

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Simmons Reef Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell WNW | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 18.5 °C

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Monday, 19 November 2018, 11:26 Local time
Monday 19
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 16 12 16 15
Wind (km/h) 15
WSW 10
W 5
W 5
Wind State on on glass cross-

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Simmons Reef in San Diego County is a fairly exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Ideal winds are from the east. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west northwest. A reef breaks right. Best around low tide. Often Crowded. Take care of rips and rocks.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For La Jolla, Scripps Pier, California, 5 km from Simmons Reef.

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Simmons Reef Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Tourmaline San Diego wx, 3 km from Simmons Reef.


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Air temperature
17.7 °C

Current weather near Simmons Reef

Buoy Data:

At SCRIPPS Nearshore, CA, 2 miles from Simmons Reef.

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Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.5
Dominant period (s) 13 13 13 13

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Overall Simmons Reef Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November

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  • The closest passenger airport to Simmons Reef is Miramar Mcas Airport (NKX) in USA, 14 km (9 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Simmons Reef is San Diego International Lindbergh Fld Airport (SAN), also in USA, 14 km (9 miles) away.
  • Third is North Island Nas (San Diego) Airport (NZY) in USA, 16 km (10 miles) away.
  • General Abelardo L Rodriguez International (Tijuana) Airport (TIJ) in Mexico is 44 km (27 miles) away.
  • John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (Santa Ana) Airport (SNA) in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Simmons Reef and is 108 km (67 miles) away.
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