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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 Forecast / CAL – San Diego County / USA

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 4 am Tuesday 18 May 2021 PDT
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Big Rock surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Big Rock sea temperature is 17.4 °C (Statistics for 18 May 1981-2005 - mean: 16.5 max: 18.3 min: 14.8 °C)
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Big Rock surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Big Rock sea temperature is 17.4 °C (Statistics for 18 May 1981-2005 - mean: 16.5 max: 18.3 min: 14.8 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Big Rock (calm at La Jolla 4 km from Big Rock).

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Actual: 55 min ago

Calm
3 km/h
SSW
Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Big Rock this week:

The surf forecast for Big Rock over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Tuesday (May 18) at 11AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.9m and 19s period with a secondary swell of 0.8m and 7s. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Big Rock in the next 12 days are 3.0m 11s and forecast to arrive on Friday (May 21) at 5AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives.

Wave TypeTime (PDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)11AM (Tue 18th May)3ft (0.9m) 19s
Best Surf 5AM (Thu 20th May)7ft (2.1m) 10s
Most Powerful 5AM (Fri 21st May)10ft (3.0m) 11s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Big Rock over the next 12 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thursday
27
Friday
28
Saturday
29
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
31321202111104304202122223223213223123
T california.htsgw.metric.18.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.42.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.66.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.90.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.114.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.138.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.162.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.186.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.210.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.234.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.258.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.282.cc23
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.9
SSW
1
SSW
0.9
SSW
2
W
2.1
W
2
W
2.5
W
2.3
W
1
SSW
1.2
SSW
1
SSW
1.1
SSW
1.1
SSW
1
SSW
1
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.5
S
0.7
SSW
0.6
SW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.6
SW
0.7
SW
0.7
SW
0.7
SW
0.8
SW
0.8
SW
0.8
SW
0.8
SW
0.8
SW
0.8
SW
191918171610101010101918171716161615151415161615151419181817161616151514
5904194916224527398477611458993679938629725635481469344334236116232206283275268234311307283366361357258255251
10
WSW
15
W
15
SSE
20
S
15
WSW
15
SSW
25
SSW
20
SW
15
WSW
15
WSW
25
W
10
W
15
SW
25
W
10
WNW
15
W
20
NW
10
NW
15
WNW
10
W
5
SSW
10
SW
15
WSW
5
SW
10
WSW
10
WSW
5
WSW
15
W
15
WNW
5
WNW
15
WSW
10
WSW
10
SSW
15
SSW
15
WSW
10
SSW
cross-
on
oncross-
off
crossoncrosscross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
ononcross-
on
onononcross-
on
cross-
on
ononglasscross-
on
cross-
on
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
onononcross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
5:34PM
1.02
2:25AM
1.25
5:54PM
1.13
4:01AM
1.20
6:16PM
1.27
5:22AM
1.21
6:41PM
1.43
6:31AM
1.23
7:08PM
1.61
7:31AM
1.25
7:40PM
1.78
8:28AM
1.26
8:14PM
1.93
9:24AM
1.23
8:51PM
2.03
10:19AM
1.19
9:31PM
2.07
11:17AM
1.14
10:14PM
2.03
12:19PM
1.09
11:01PM
1.92
1:29PM
1.05
11:53PM
1.76
9:25AM
0.05
8:50PM
0.95
10:24AM
0.05
10:47PM
0.83
11:14AM
0.05
11:56PM
0.62
11:57AM
0.06
12:49AM
0.36
12:37PM
0.10
1:37AM
0.09
1:15PM
0.16
2:23AM
-0.15
1:52PM
0.25
3:09AM
-0.35
2:31PM
0.34
3:57AM
-0.48
3:11PM
0.44
4:46AM
-0.52
3:53PM
0.55
5:39AM
-0.49
4:40PM
0.65
6:35AM
-0.40
5:34PM
0.75

Note: the tide data above is for La Jolla, Scripps Pier, California which is 5 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Big Rock.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Big Rock blow from the E

Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thursday
27
Friday
28
Saturday
29
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
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141515151614151515151514141514141616161716161715151715151514141514151615
141516151614131515161514141414151516181816171716171716151414141415151716
5:48--5:47--5:47--5:46--5:45--5:45--5:43--5:43--5:43--5:43--5:43--5:41--
-7:43--7:44--7:44--7:45--7:45--7:45--7:46--7:47--7:47--7:49--7:49--7:50-

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 17°C on Wed afternoon, min 14°C on Tue morning). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 17°C on Fri morning, min 14°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 18°C on Mon morning, min 15°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 17°C on Sat afternoon, min 14°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Big Rock Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Big Rock provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Big Rock can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Big Rock surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Big Rock) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Big Rock may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Big Rock is 11 km (7 miles) from San Diego. If you plan a vacation in San Diego County, look for hotels and other accommodation in San Diego. San Diego has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.