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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 Surf Guide

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.

Beacons Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach and reefIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
18.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Beacons:

The best conditions reported for surf at Beacons occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Beacons (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Beacons with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 52% of the time in January while 35% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 13% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
52%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
35%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
13%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Beacons Location Map

Interactive Beacons surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. 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.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Beacons Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 17 May 2021, 19:45 Local Time
Monday 17
2PM5PM8PM11PM
Wave (m) 1.0
SSW
1.0
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.7
S
Period (s) 15 15 15 21
Wind (km/h) 15
W 20
W 10
W 5
WSW
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Swell History at Beacons

Surf stats for Beacons, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Beacons

Wind stats for Beacons, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Beacons. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s32.5
    Reliability: inconsistent
    1km away
    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    • Icon  s32.7
    Reliability: consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: inconsistent
    3km away
    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    4km away
    • Icon river  redRiver
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    4km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Beacons: