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Bird Shit Surf Guide

Bird Shit in San Diego County is a reef break that has very consistent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Works best in offshore winds from the east. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west. Good surf at all stages of the tide. When the surf is up, crowds are likely Watch out for - Urchins - Rips / undertow - Rocks - Localism.

Bird Shit Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
17.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Bird Shit:

The best conditions reported for surf at Bird Shit 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 Bird Shit (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Bird Shit 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 51% of the time in January while 40% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 9% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Bird Shit Location Map

Interactive Bird Shit 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 Bird Shit is North Island Nas (San Diego) Airport (NZY) in USA, 5 km (3 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Bird Shit is San Diego International Lindbergh Fld Airport (SAN), also in USA, 6 km (4 miles) away.

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Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Bird Shit Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 18 May 2022, 13:47 Local Time
Wednesday 18
Wave (m)
Period (s) 15 14 14 18
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Bird Shit

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

Wind History at Bird Shit

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

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Wave Buoys Nearest To Bird Shit: