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Camp Pendelton ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.6

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Camp Pendelton Surf Guide

Camp Pendelton in San Diego County is a beach break that has quite consistent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Offshore winds blow from the northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Rarely crowded here. Beware of obstacles, private and locals.

Camp Pendelton Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s43.6
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
14.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Camp Pendelton:

The best conditions reported for surf at Camp Pendelton occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

novemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Camp Pendelton with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of November. Clean surfable waves are typically found 56% of the time in November while 39% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 5% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
56%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
39%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
5%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Camp Pendelton Location Map

Interactive Camp Pendelton 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 Camp Pendelton is Miramar Mcas Airport (NKX) in USA, 46 km (29 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Camp Pendelton is San Diego International Lindbergh Fld Airport (SAN), also in USA, 57 km (35 miles) away.

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Camp Pendelton Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 22:28 Local Time
TueWed
7PM10PM1AM4AM
Wave (m) 0.3
SSW
0.3
SSW
0.3
SSW
0.4
SW
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 0
SW 5
SE 5
SSW 10
SE
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Swell History at Camp Pendelton

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

Wind History at Camp Pendelton

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

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