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Cardiff Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.3
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.3

Overall: 3.2

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Cardiff Reef Surf Forecast / CAL – San Diego County / USA

48hr Weather and Surf, issued 10 pm Monday 10 May 2021 PDT
Forecast update in  hr  min  s Update imminent
Cardiff Reef surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Cardiff Reef sea temperature is 18.4 °C (Statistics for 10 May 1981-2005 - mean: 16.3 max: 18.2 min: 14.8 °C)
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Cardiff Reef surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Cardiff Reef sea temperature is 18.4 °C (Statistics for 10 May 1981-2005 - mean: 16.3 max: 18.2 min: 14.8 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Cardiff Reef (calm at Cardiff By The Sea 3 km from Cardiff Reef).

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1 h 16 min ago

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Clean
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How big are the waves at Cardiff Reef today?

The current surf forecast for Cardiff Reef at 4AM is: 0.7m 18s primary swell from a South-southwest direction and 0.6m 8s secondary swell from a West direction (forecast issued at 10:00pm May 10). The wind direction is predicted to be glassy and the swell rating is 3.

Time (PDT) & DateWave HeightWave Period
Morning (11 May)2.5ft (0.7m)17s
Afternoon (11 May)3ft (0.9m)16s
Evening (11 May)2.5ft (0.8m)16s

Table - waves today at Cardiff Reef. (Swell directed towards the surf break)

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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)
Temp. °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Mon
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tue
18
8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM
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T california.htsgw.metric.12.cc23T california.htsgw.metric.18.cc23T california.htsgw.metric.30.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.36.cc23T california.htsgw.metric.42.cc23T california.htsgw.metric.54.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.60.cc23T california.htsgw.metric.66.cc23T california.htsgw.metric.78.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.84.cc23T california.htsgw.metric.90.cc23T california.htsgw.metric.102.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.108.cc23T california.htsgw.metric.114.cc23T california.htsgw.metric.126.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.132.cc23T california.htsgw.metric.138.cc23T california.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.156.cc23T california.htsgw.metric.162.cc23T california.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.180.cc23T california.htsgw.metric.186.cc23T california.htsgw.metric.198.cc23
0.7
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.9
SSW
1
SSW
1
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
1
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.7
SW
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
1
SSW
1.1
SSW
1.1
SSW
1.1
SSW
1.1
SSW
1
SSW
1.1
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.1
SSW
1.1
SSW
1.1
SSW
1.1
SSW
1.1
SSW
1
SSW
1
SSW
1
SSW
1
SSW
1
SSW
1
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.7
SSW
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10
WSW
5
SW
0
NNE
0
NW
0
WNW
10
W
15
WSW
10
WSW
5
WNW
5
NW
5
NW
5
WNW
5
NW
15
W
15
W
10
W
10
W
5
NW
5
NNW
5
NW
5
NW
15
W
15
W
10
W
10
WNW
5
W
5
WNW
5
WNW
5
W
15
WSW
15
W
15
W
10
W
10
WSW
5
SE
10
WSW
5
SE
15
SW
20
WSW
15
WSW
10
WSW
5
SW
5
SW
5
SSW
5
SW
15
WSW
15
WSW
15
WSW
10
W
5
NW
5
N
5
N
5
NNE
15
W
15
WNW
15
WNW
10
W
5
NW
5
W
5
NW
cross-
on
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on
ononononcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
onononononglassglassglassonononononglasscross-
on
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
glassglassglasscross-
on
onononcross-
on
glassglasscross-
off
ononononcross-
on
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9:03PM
2.15
10:09AM
1.63
9:27PM
2.16
10:50AM
1.57
9:53PM
2.15
11:34AM
1.50
10:20PM
2.11
12:25PM
1.43
10:49PM
2.05
1:30PM
1.37
11:22PM
1.98
3:06PM
1.35
12:01AM
1.90
5:09PM
1.41
12:57AM
1.80
3:54AM
0.35
3:16PM
0.93
4:28AM
0.32
3:40PM
1.02
5:05AM
0.33
4:04PM
1.11
5:45AM
0.37
4:26PM
1.19
6:29AM
0.43
4:45PM
1.27
7:21AM
0.49
5:04PM
1.34
8:20AM
0.53
5:57PM
1.41

Note: the tide data above is for Solana Beach which is 8 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Cardiff Reef.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Cardiff Reef blow from the E

Mon
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tue
18
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clear
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clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
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