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Carlsbad City Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.3
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 2.9

Overall: 3.3

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Carlsbad City Beach Surf Forecast / CAL – San Diego County / USA

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 10 am Sunday 16 May 2021 PDT
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Carlsbad City Beach surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Carlsbad City Beach sea temperature is 18.1 °C (Statistics for 16 May 1981-2005 - mean: 16.2 max: 18.1 min: 14.6 °C)
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Carlsbad City Beach surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Carlsbad City Beach sea temperature is 18.1 °C (Statistics for 16 May 1981-2005 - mean: 16.2 max: 18.1 min: 14.6 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Carlsbad City Beach (calm at Oceanside 2 km from Carlsbad City Beach).

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1 h 13 min ago

Calm
2 km/h
WSW
Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Carlsbad City Beach this week:

The surf forecast for Carlsbad City Beach over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Sunday (May 16) at 2PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.1m and 16s period with a secondary swell of 0.1m and 9s. Another secondary swell of 0.6m and 6s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Carlsbad City Beach in the next 12 days are 3.0m 10s and forecast to arrive on Friday (May 21) at 5AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-shore at the time the swell arrives.

Wave TypeTime (PDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 2PM (Sun 16th May)3.5ft (1.1m) 16s
Best Surf 5AM (Fri 21st May)10ft (3.0m) 10s
Most Powerful 5AM (Fri 21st May)10ft (3.0m) 10s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Carlsbad City Beach 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
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thursday
27
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
324213343233024405044323122123212332
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
1.1
SSW
1.1
SSW
1.1
SSW
1
SSW
1
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
1
SSW
1.1
SSW
1
SSW
1.8
W
1.7
W
0.7
S
2.4
W
1.1
S
1.2
S
1.3
SSW
1.2
S
1.2
SSW
1.1
SSW
1.1
S
1
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
1
W
1.3
W
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
1.2
W
0.6
SSW
1.4
W
1.5
W
0.6
SSW
0.7
SW
161616151521201918181699221020191818171616161515141091615915991817
651635554417411467634621670781561547502453106598210591143889898669620534365355280215288291308224167291349211305
10
WSW
15
WSW
5
WSW
10
WSW
15
WSW
10
SW
10
SW
10
WSW
10
SSE
20
SSW
15
SW
15
SSE
25
SSE
15
SW
15
SSE
10
WSW
20
W
5
SSW
20
SSE
10
WSW
5
W
15
WSW
15
W
10
SSE
20
S
10
SW
10
SSW
15
SW
10
SW
5
SSE
10
SW
15
W
5
SSE
10
SSW
10
W
10
SSE
oncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
onononcrossononcross-
on
cross-
on
oncrossoncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
ononononglassoncross-
on
crossoncross-
on
cross
3:07PM
1.36
12:02AM
1.90
5:05PM
1.41
12:58AM
1.80
5:30PM
1.50
2:19AM
1.72
5:49PM
1.61
3:53AM
1.67
6:11PM
1.75
5:16AM
1.68
6:36PM
1.92
6:26AM
1.70
7:06PM
2.10
7:29AM
1.73
7:38PM
2.28
8:28AM
1.74
8:14PM
2.43
9:25AM
1.73
8:53PM
2.52
10:22AM
1.69
9:34PM
2.55
11:21AM
1.64
10:19PM
2.50
5:05PM
1.34
8:21AM
0.53
5:57PM
1.41
9:22AM
0.54
8:47PM
1.43
10:19AM
0.53
10:43PM
1.31
11:08AM
0.52
11:53PM
1.10
11:52AM
0.53
12:46AM
0.84
12:33PM
0.56
1:34AM
0.56
1:13PM
0.62
2:22AM
0.30
1:53PM
0.70
3:09AM
0.09
2:34PM
0.80
3:58AM
-0.04
3:16PM
0.90
4:49AM
-0.09
4:00PM
1.01

Note: the tide data above is for Oceanside which is 4 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Carlsbad City Beach.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Carlsbad City Beach blow from the NE

Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thursday
27
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
light rain
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
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5:48--5:48--5:47--5:47--5:46--5:46--5:45--5:45--5:43--5:43--5:43--5:43--
-7:43--7:43--7:44--7:45--7:45--7:45--7:46--7:47--7:47--7:49--7:50--7:50-

Short Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Sun morning. Very mild (max 17°C on Tue afternoon, min 14°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 18°C on Wed morning, min 14°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 19°C on Sun afternoon, min 14°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 19°C on Thu afternoon, min 14°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Carlsbad City Beach Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Carlsbad City Beach provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Carlsbad City Beach can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Carlsbad City Beach 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 (Carlsbad City Beach) 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 Carlsbad City Beach 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.

Carlsbad City Beach is 4 km (2 miles) from the city of Oceanside. If you plan a vacation in San Diego County, look for hotels and other accommodation in Oceanside. Oceanside has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.