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

Overall: 2.5

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South Del Mar Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell WSW | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.8 °C

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Sunday, 20 May 2018, 18:34 Local time
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Wave (m) 0.9
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0.9
W
0.4
SSW
1.1
W
Period (s) 8 8 18 8
Wind (km/h) 10
W 10
SW 10
S 15
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Wind State on cross-
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South Del Mar in San Diego County is an exposed reef break that has quite reliable surf. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the east. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the west southwest. There is a right breaking reef. When the surf is up, crowds are likely Watch out for .

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Solana Beach, 1 km from South Del Mar.

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South Del Mar Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Solana Beach wx, 1 km from South Del Mar.

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18.8 °C

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Buoy Data:

At Torrey Pines Outer, CA, 7 miles from South Del Mar.

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Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.3
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Dominant period (s) 15 7 15 8

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Overall South Del Mar Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May

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  • The closest passenger airport to South Del Mar is Miramar Mcas Airport (NKX) in USA, 18 km (11 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to South Del Mar is San Diego International Lindbergh Fld Airport (SAN), also in USA, 30 km (19 miles) away.
  • Third is North Island Nas (San Diego) Airport (NZY) in USA, 33 km (20 miles) away.
  • General Abelardo L Rodriguez International (Tijuana) Airport (TIJ) in Mexico is 58 km (36 miles) away.
  • John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (Santa Ana) Airport (SNA) in USA is the fifth nearest airport to South Del Mar and is 94 km (58 miles) away.
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