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Windansea ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.3
Difficulty Level: 3.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.7

Overall: 3.0

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.8 °C

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Saturday, 19 January 2019, 02:26 Local time
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Wave (m) 1.5
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 10
N 5
NE 5
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Windansea in San Diego County is an exposed reef break that has reasonably consistent surf. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. Works best in offshore winds from the east. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. The right reef break is best, but there is a left reef too.. Good surf at all stages of the tide. When the surf is up, crowds are likely Hazards include rocks and locals.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For La Jolla, Scripps Pier, California, 5 km from Windansea.

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Windansea Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At BUOY-LJAC1, 5 km from Windansea.


Air temperature
14.6 °C

Current weather near Windansea

Buoy Data:

At SCRIPPS Nearshore, CA, 3 miles from Windansea.

  9PM 10PM 11PM 12AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 1.3
Dominant period (s) 14 15 15 14

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Overall Windansea Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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  • The closest passenger airport to Windansea is Miramar Mcas Airport (NKX) in USA, 14 km (9 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Windansea is San Diego International Lindbergh Fld Airport (SAN), also in USA, 14 km (9 miles) away.
  • Third is North Island Nas (San Diego) Airport (NZY) in USA, 16 km (10 miles) away.
  • General Abelardo L Rodriguez International (Tijuana) Airport (TIJ) in Mexico is 43 km (27 miles) away.
  • John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (Santa Ana) Airport (SNA) in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Windansea and is 109 km (68 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Windansea, CAL - San Diego County. Use the tab navigation above to view Windansea sea temperature, Windansea photographs, Windansea detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Windansea webcams, current wind from CAL - San Diego County live weather stations and Windansea 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 Windansea.