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South Carlsbad State Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.3
Difficulty Level: 2.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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South Carlsbad State Beach Spot ID

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South Carlsbad State Beach

Photo credit: MIKe Delanzo

Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell WSW | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.5 °C

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Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 19:56 Local time
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Wave (m) 0.4
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Period (s) 15 15 15 14
Wind (km/h) 5
NNW 10
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NNE 10
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South Carlsbad State Beach in San Diego County is an exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. Offshore winds are from the east. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west southwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around mid tide. Sometimes crowded. Dangerous rips are a hazard of surfing here.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Oceanside, 1 km from South Carlsbad State Beach.

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South Carlsbad State Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Oceanside, 1 km from South Carlsbad State Beach.

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Buoy Data:

At San Clemente Basin Buoy, 61 miles from South Carlsbad State Beach.

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Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
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Overall South Carlsbad State Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November

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Airports

  • The closest passenger airport to South Carlsbad State Beach is Miramar Mcas Airport (NKX) in USA, 42 km (26 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to South Carlsbad State Beach is San Diego International Lindbergh Fld Airport (SAN), also in USA, 54 km (34 miles) away.
  • Third is North Island Nas (San Diego) Airport (NZY) in USA, 57 km (35 miles) away.
  • John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (Santa Ana) Airport (SNA) in USA is 70 km (43 miles) away.
  • Tustin Mcaf Airport (NTK), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to South Carlsbad State Beach and is 71 km (44 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for South Carlsbad State Beach, CAL - San Diego County. Use the tab navigation above to view South Carlsbad State Beach sea temperature, South Carlsbad State Beach photographs, South Carlsbad State Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, South Carlsbad State Beach webcams, current wind from CAL - San Diego County live weather stations and South Carlsbad State Beach 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 South Carlsbad State Beach.