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Blacks Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.4
Consistency of Surf: 3.9
Difficulty Level: 3.9
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.8
Crowds: 2.1

Overall: 3.5

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Blacks Beach break guidePhoto by: Ray

Blacks Beach Surf Guide

Blacks Beach in San Diego County is an exposed beach break that has consistent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the east. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the west northwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Often Crowded. Take care of rips and locals.

Blacks Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
14.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Blacks Beach:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Blacks Beach 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 47% of the time in January while 31% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 22% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
47%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
31%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
22%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Blacks Beach Location Map

Interactive Blacks Beach 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 Blacks Beach is Miramar Mcas Airport (NKX) in USA, 12 km (7 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Blacks Beach is San Diego International Lindbergh Fld Airport (SAN), also in USA, 21 km (13 miles) away.

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Blacks Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 8 March 2021, 01:19 Local Time
Monday 08
1AM4AM7AM10AM
Wave (m) 0.7
W
0.4
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.4
SSW
Period (s) 8 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 15
S 5
SW 10
SW 15
WSW
Wind State cross cross-
on
cross-
on
on

Swell History at Blacks Beach

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

Wind History at Blacks Beach

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

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