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Beacons ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.7
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 2.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.7

Overall: 3.3

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Beacons Spot ID

Beacons august 2016 photo


Photo credit: Mike K.

Type: beach and reef

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.4 °C

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Friday, 3 April 2020, 22:56 Local time
Wave (m) 0.8
Period (s) 9 9 9 8
Wind (km/h) 5
WSW 10
SSE 15
Wind State cross-
glass cross cross

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Beacons in San Diego County is an exposed beach and reef break that has very consistent surf and works all around the year. Offshore winds are from the east. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the optimum swell angle is from the west. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights as well as a right hand reef break.. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It's often crowded here. Rocks are a hazard.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Carlsbad, 5 km from Beacons.

IS AT (local time)

Beacons Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Carlsbad, 4 km from Beacons.


Air temperature
13 °C

Current weather near Beacons

Buoy Data:

At Oceanside Offshore, CA, 9 miles from Beacons.

  6PM 7PM 8PM 9PM
Data Age 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr 0 hr
Wave height (m) 1.3
Dominant period (s) 14 14 14 15

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Overall Beacons Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

Surf stats for Beacons: see the swell variation by month.


Wind stats for Beacons: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

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Tide stations nearest to Beacons:

  • Closest tide station
    3 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    7 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Solana Beach
    9 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    La Jolla, Scripps Pier
    17 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Crown Point, Mission Bay
    24 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Beacons is Miramar Mcas Airport (NKX) in USA, 32 km (20 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Beacons is San Diego International Lindbergh Fld Airport (SAN), also in USA, 44 km (27 miles) away.
  • Third is North Island Nas (San Diego) Airport (NZY) in USA, 47 km (29 miles) away.
  • General Abelardo L Rodriguez International (Tijuana) Airport (TIJ) in Mexico is 72 km (45 miles) away.
  • John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (Santa Ana) Airport (SNA) in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Beacons and is 80 km (50 miles) away.
Beacons break location map and break info

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