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Coronado Beaches break guidePhoto by: Bart

Coronado Beaches Surf Guide

Coronado Beaches in San Diego County is an exposed beach break that has dependable surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Works best in offshore winds from the north. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Best around high tide when the tide is rising. Rarely crowded here. Beware of .

Coronado Beaches Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
17.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Coronado Beaches:

The best conditions reported for surf at Coronado Beaches occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North.

Surf Forecasts:

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

augustBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Coronado Beaches with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of August. Clean surfable waves are typically found 70% of the time in August while 28% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 2% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Coronado Beaches Location Map

Interactive Coronado Beaches 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 Coronado Beaches is North Island Nas (San Diego) Airport (NZY) in USA, 3 km (2 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Coronado Beaches is San Diego International Lindbergh Fld Airport (SAN), also in USA, 5 km (3 miles) away.

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Coronado Beaches Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 10 June 2023, 18:05 Local Time
Wave (m)
Period (s) 12 12 13 13
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross cross-

Swell History at Coronado Beaches

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

Wind History at Coronado Beaches

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

Coronado Beaches Reviews:

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Based on 15 votes.
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  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s33.4
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s33.4
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s33.3
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s32.8
  • Crowds:Icon  s33.4
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Mike from United States
“Coronado is a beachbreak that pulls in some good swells. Unfortunately, it doesn't hold them well and you get many sections, sometimes a quarter mile in length, that produce nothing more than a big wall of closeouts as far as the eye can see. The good news for people who surf this break...if you can surf Coronado, you can surf anywhere!”

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    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    Reliability: very consistent
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    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: very consistent
    8km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Coronado Beaches:

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