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Sunset Cliffs ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.9
Consistency of Surf: 2.1
Difficulty Level: 3.9
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 1.6

Overall: 2.5

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Sunset Cliffs (calm at Point Loma Upper Wooded Area San Diego wx 1 km from Sunset Cliffs). no significant swell
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Sunset Cliffs Surf Forecast / CAL – San Diego County / USA

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 10 pm Tuesday 17 Jul 2018 PDT

Sunset Cliffs surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's Sunset Cliffs sea temperature is 21.7 °C (Statistics for 17 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 19.5 max: 21.0 min: 18.0 °C)

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Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
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Period(s) (?)1313181716161621151919181716191821201918181716
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)4633497169958688841452362093092714025034455736301016961767731
Wind
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10
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High Tide
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1:33AM
1.47

3:02PM
1.50
2:47AM
1.24

4:02PM
1.54
4:20AM
1.09

5:00PM
1.60

5:59AM
1.04
5:53PM
1.66

7:19AM
1.07
6:39PM
1.72

8:16AM
1.12
7:19PM
1.77

8:57AM
1.16
7:56PM
1.81


Low Tide
/ height (m)

8:19AM
0.11

9:16PM
0.57
9:13AM
0.30

10:48PM
0.48
10:12AM
0.46

12:10AM
0.34
11:14AM
0.58

1:12AM
0.20
12:12PM
0.65

2:00AM
0.07
1:03PM
0.68

2:38AM
-0.02
1:45PM
0.68

3:11AM
-0.08

Note: the tide data above is for San Diego, Quarantine Station, California which is 3 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Sunset Cliffs.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Sunset Cliffs blow from the E.
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Summary
rain shwrsrain shwrssome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclear
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High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
1819201921232222222221222121222223262525272626
Sunrise
-5:54--5:54--5:54--5:54--5:56--5:56--5:56--5:58
Sunset
--7:55--7:54--7:54--7:53--7:53--7:52--7:52--
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Tue night. Warm air temperatures (max 23°C on Thu afternoon, min 18°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 27°C on Tue afternoon, min 20°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Sunset Cliffs Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Sunset Cliffs provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Sunset Cliffs can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Sunset Cliffs surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Sunset Cliffs) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Sunset Cliffs may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Sunset Cliffs is 8 km (5 miles) from the very large city of Coronado. If you plan a vacation in San Diego County, look for hotels and other accommodation in Coronado. Coronado has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as cheap car hire and transport links.

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.