Tourmaline ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.7
Consistency of Surf: 3.3
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

See all 18 ratings

Based on 3 votes. Vote

Surf Report Feed

Tourmaline Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(San Diego County, USA)


Tourmaline Spot ID:

Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.9 °C

Secret spot? We can hide it!

Sunday, 29 March 2015, 21:26 Local time

Sun Mon
8PM 11PM 2AM 5AM
Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 16 16 15 15
Wind (km/h) 5
NW 5
SSE 10
W 10
Wind State glass glass cross-

View detailed 48hrs and full 7 days forecasts

Tourmaline in San Diego County is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. The reef breaks offer lefts and rights. It's often crowded here. Beware of .

California Wind

Wind Map

California Wave Height

Wave Height Map

California Sea Temperature

Sea Temperature

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Crown Point, Mission Bay, California, 4 km from Tourmaline.

IS AT (local time)

Tourmaline Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At San Diego, 3 km from Tourmaline.

light winds from the W

Air temperature
17 °C

Current weather near Tourmaline

Buoy Data:

At San Clemente Basin Buoy, 50 miles from Tourmaline.

  3PM 4PM 5PM 6PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 2.0
Dominant period (s) 16 17 17 16

All wavebuoys around Tourmaline

Overall Tourmaline Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

This chart shows the combination of swells directed at Tourmaline over a normal March, ... (show all text)

This image illustrates how often and how strongly the wind blows from different directi... (show all text)

The two graphs above are also combined in the single Tourmaline surf consistency graph.

Also see Tourmaline surf quality by season and Tourmaline surf quality by month.

Tourmaline Location Maps

Tourmaline Location Map

Contours: Roads & Rivers: Select a surf spot from the menu
Surf spots located close to Tourmaline Shoreline around Tourmaline Roads and rivers around Tourmaline

Use this relief map to navigate to CAL - San Diego County surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Tourmaline

Visitor Reviews of Tourmaline

Be the first to write a review!

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Tourmaline:

  (click location name for more details)
Closest break Hennemans 0 mi
Second closest break Pacific Beach Point 0 mi
Third closest break Birdrock 1 mi
Fourth closest break Crystal Pier and Pacific Beach 1 mi
Fifth closest break Diamond Street 1 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Tourmaline:

Closest wave buoy San Clemente Basin Buoy 50 mi
Second closest wave buoy Santa Monica Basin Buoy 122 mi
Third closest wave buoy Tanner Banks Buoy 134 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy East Santa Barbara Buoy 179 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy South Santa Rosa Island Buoy 180 mi

Tide stations nearest to Tourmaline:

Closest tide station Crown Point, Mission Bay 2 mi
Second closest tide station Quivira Basin, Mission Bay 4 mi
Third closest tide station La Jolla, Scripps Pier 4 mi
Fourth closest tide station San Diego, Quarantine Station 7 mi
Fifth closest tide station San Diego 9 mi

snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Tourmaline:

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) 101 mi
Fourth closest ski area Snow Summit (United States) 101 mi
Fifth closest ski area Bear Mountain (United States) 106 mi

city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Tourmaline:

Closest city location San Diego (United States) 6 mi
Second closest city location National City (United States) 13 mi
Third closest city location La Mesa (United States) 14 mi
Fourth closest city location Encinitas (United States) 16 mi
Fifth closest city location Spring Valley (United States) 16 mi
  • The closest passenger airport to Tourmaline is San Diego International Lindbergh Fld Airport (SAN) in USA, 11 km (7 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Tourmaline is Miramar Mcas Airport (NKX), also in USA, 13 km (8 miles) away.
  • Third is North Island Nas (San Diego) Airport (NZY) in USA, 13 km (8 miles) away.
  • General Abelardo L Rodriguez International (Tijuana) Airport (TIJ) in Mexico is 41 km (25 miles) away.
  • John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (Santa Ana) Airport (SNA) in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Tourmaline and is 111 km (69 miles) away.
Tourmaline break location map and break info
This is the Surf-Forecast page for Tourmaline, CAL - San Diego County. Use the tab navigation above to view Tourmaline sea temperature, Tourmaline photographs, Tourmaline detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Tourmaline webcams, current wind from CAL - San Diego County live weather stations and Tourmaline 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 Tourmaline.


  • Weather-Forecast logo
  • Snow-Forecast logo
  • Mountain-Forecast logo
  • Tide-Forecast logo





© 2015 | Privacy | Terms | Cookie Policy