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Tourmaline ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.2
Consistency of Surf: 3.2
Difficulty Level: 1.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.7
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 3.6

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Tourmaline Spot ID

Easter Fun 2016, Tourmaline photo


Photo credit: albena

Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.9 °C

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Monday, 21 January 2019, 05:59 Local time
Monday 21
Wave (m) 2.5
Period (s) 7 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 40
WNW 30
WNW 35
WNW 30
Wind State cross-
cross cross cross

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Tourmaline in San Diego County is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Works best in offshore winds from the northeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. When the surf is up, crowds are likely Beware of .

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

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

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Tourmaline Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Mission Beach, 3 km from Tourmaline.

strong winds from the W

Air temperature
15 °C

Current weather near Tourmaline

Buoy Data:

At SCRIPPS Nearshore, CA, 4 miles from Tourmaline.

  1AM 2AM 3AM 4AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.4
Dominant period (s) 7 7 7 7

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Overall Tourmaline Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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  • 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.
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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.