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Big Rock ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 2.1

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Big Rock Surf Guide

Big Rock in San Diego County is an exposed reef break that has quite consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the east. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the west. A left hand reef. Best around mid tide. Likely to be crowded if working. Take care of rocks and locals.

Big Rock Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s22.1
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
14.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Big Rock:

The best conditions reported for surf at Big Rock 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 Big Rock (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Big Rock 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 Big Rock Location Map

Interactive Big Rock 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 Big Rock is San Diego International Lindbergh Fld Airport (SAN) in USA, 13 km (8 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Big Rock is Miramar Mcas Airport (NKX), also in USA, 14 km (9 miles) away.

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Big Rock Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 6 March 2021, 16:35 Local Time
Saturday 06
1PM4PM7PM10PM
Wave (m) 0.7
WNW
0.8
WNW
0.8
WNW
0.8
WNW
Period (s) 16 15 15 15
Wind (km/h) 20
WNW 15
WNW 15
WNW 10
WNW
Wind State on on cross-
on
on

Swell History at Big Rock

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

Wind History at Big Rock

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

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    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: very consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reefReef and point
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away

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