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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

Overall: 3.6

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Tourmaline Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 19.7 °C

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Friday, 27 November 2015, 05:39 Local time
Friday 27
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 5 7 6 10
Wind (km/h) 5
SE 10
SE 10
SE 15
Wind State glass 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 San Diego, 3 km from Tourmaline.


Air temperature
12 °C

Current weather near Tourmaline

Buoy Data:

At San Clemente Basin Buoy, 50 miles from Tourmaline.

  12AM 1AM 2AM 3AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 1.5
Dominant period (s) 8 8 8 8

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Overall Tourmaline Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November

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Tourmaline Location Maps

Tourmaline Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Tourmaline:

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Wave buoys nearest to Tourmaline:

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
    Lemon Grove (United States)
    14 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Encinitas (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.