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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 break guidePhoto by: Ricky T

Carlsbad City Beach Surf Guide

Carlsbad City Beach in San Diego County is an exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the west. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around high tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Be wary of rips - they make surfing here dangerous.

Carlsbad City Beach Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:
fairly consistent19.1°C

Surfing Carlsbad City Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Carlsbad City Beach occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Carlsbad City Beach sea temperature, Carlsbad City Beach photographs, Carlsbad City Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Carlsbad City Beach webcams, current wind from CAL - San Diego County live weather stations and Carlsbad City Beach tide predictions. The United States swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United States and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United States wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Carlsbad City Beach

Carlsbad City Beach Surf:

Sunday, 31 May 2020, 23:02 Local time
Wave (m) 0.7
Period (s) 14 18 18 17
Wind (km/h) 10
N 0
Wind State cross-
glass glass cross-

Tide Times:

For Oceanside, 4 km from Carlsbad City Beach.

IS AT (local time)

Carlsbad City Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Oceanside Airport, 6 km from Carlsbad City Beach.

light winds from the W

Mist -
Air temperature
16.7 °C

Current weather near Carlsbad City Beach

Overall Carlsbad City Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in June

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Surf stats for Carlsbad City Beach: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Carlsbad City Beach: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Carlsbad City Beach Location Maps

Carlsbad City Beach Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to CAL - San Diego County surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Carlsbad City Beach

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Carlsbad City Beach:

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Wave buoys nearest to Carlsbad City Beach:

Tide stations nearest to Carlsbad City Beach:

  • Closest tide station
    2 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    6 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    San Clemente
    18 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Solana Beach
    18 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Dana Point
    24 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Carlsbad City Beach is Miramar Mcas Airport (NKX) in USA, 47 km (29 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Carlsbad City Beach is San Diego International Lindbergh Fld Airport (SAN), also in USA, 58 km (36 miles) away.
  • Third is North Island Nas (San Diego) Airport (NZY) in USA, 61 km (38 miles) away.
  • Tustin Mcaf Airport (NTK) in USA is 66 km (41 miles) away.
  • John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (Santa Ana) Airport (SNA), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Carlsbad City Beach and is 66 km (41 miles) away.
Carlsbad City Beach break location map and break info