South Bird Rock ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 2.0

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South Bird Rock Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(San Diego County, USA)

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South Bird Rock Spot ID:

Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 19.3 °C

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Wednesday, 1 April 2015, 06:11 Local time

Wednesday 01
2AM 5AM 8AM 11AM
Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 10
SSE 10
SSE 10
SSE 10
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South Bird Rock in San Diego County is an exposed reef break that has reasonably consistent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Offshore winds are from the northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the southwest. Best around mid tide when the tide is falling. Often Crowded. Watch out for rocks.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Crown Point, Mission Bay, California, 5 km from South Bird Rock.

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Live Weather:

At San Diego, 4 km from South Bird Rock.


Air temperature
16 °C

Current weather near South Bird Rock

Buoy Data:

At San Clemente Basin Buoy, 49 miles from South Bird Rock.

  11PM 12AM 1AM 2AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 2.5
Dominant period (s) 11 10 10 10

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Overall South Bird Rock Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to South Bird Rock:

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Closest break Birdrock 0 mi
Second closest break Rockpile 0 mi
Third closest break Big Rock 1 mi
Fourth closest break Hennemans 1 mi
Fifth closest break Hogans 1 mi

Wave buoys nearest to South Bird Rock:

Closest wave buoy San Clemente Basin Buoy 49 mi
Second closest wave buoy Santa Monica Basin Buoy 121 mi
Third closest wave buoy Tanner Banks Buoy 134 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy East Santa Barbara Buoy 178 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy South Santa Rosa Island Buoy 180 mi

Tide stations nearest to South Bird Rock:

Closest tide station Crown Point, Mission Bay 3 mi
Second closest tide station La Jolla, Scripps Pier 4 mi
Third closest tide station Quivira Basin, Mission Bay 4 mi
Fourth closest tide station San Diego, Quarantine Station 8 mi
Fifth closest tide station San Diego 9 mi

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Ski Resorts closest to South Bird Rock:

Closest ski area Snow Valley (United States) 98 mi
Second closest ski area Mt Baldy (United States) 99 mi
Third closest ski area Big Bear Mountain (United States) 100 mi
Fourth closest ski area Snow Summit (United States) 100 mi
Fifth closest ski area Bear Mountain (United States) 106 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to South Bird Rock:

Closest city location San Diego (United States) 6 mi
Second closest city location National City (United States) 14 mi
Third closest city location La Mesa (United States) 15 mi
Fourth closest city location Encinitas (United States) 16 mi
Fifth closest city location Spring Valley (United States) 17 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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