South Bird Rock Spot ID
Photo credit: carles
Reliability: fairly consistent
Best: Swell SW | Wind NE
Sea Temperature Today is: 24.4 °C
South Bird Rock in San Diego County is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Offshore winds blow from the northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. There are left and right breaking reefs. Best around mid tide when the tide is falling. It's often crowded here. Take care to avoid the rocks.
For Crown Point, Mission Bay, California, 5 km from South Bird Rock.
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At San Clemente Basin Buoy, 49 miles from South Bird Rock.
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Overall South Bird Rock Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September
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Use this relief map to navigate to CAL - San Diego County surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of South Bird Rock
Tide stations nearest to South Bird Rock:
- Closest tide stationCrown Point, Mission Bay3 mi
- Second closest tide stationLa Jolla, Scripps Pier4 mi
- Third closest tide stationQuivira Basin, Mission Bay4 mi
- Fourth closest tide stationSan Diego, Quarantine Station8 mi
- Fifth closest tide stationSan Diego9 mi
Ski Resorts closest to South Bird Rock:
- Closest ski areaSnow Valley (United States)98 mi
- Second closest ski areaMt Baldy (United States)99 mi
- Third closest ski areaBig Bear Mountain (United States)100 mi
- Fourth closest ski areaSnow Summit (United States)100 mi
- Fifth closest ski areaBear Mountain (United States)106 mi
Town and city forecasts close to South Bird Rock:
- Closest city locationSan Diego (United States)6 mi
- Second closest city locationNational City (United States)14 mi
- Third closest city locationLa Mesa (United States)15 mi
- Fourth closest city locationLemon Grove (United States)15 mi
- Fifth closest city locationEncinitas (United States)16 mi
- The closest passenger airport to South Bird Rock is San Diego International Lindbergh Fld Airport (SAN) in USA, 12 km (7 miles) away (directly).
- The second nearest airport to South Bird Rock is Miramar Mcas Airport (NKX), also in USA, 14 km (9 miles) away.
- Third is North Island Nas (San Diego) Airport (NZY) in USA, 14 km (9 miles) away.
- General Abelardo L Rodriguez International (Tijuana) Airport (TIJ) in Mexico is 42 km (26 miles) away.
- John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (Santa Ana) Airport (SNA) in USA is the fifth nearest airport to South Bird Rock and is 111 km (69 miles) away.
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