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Crystal Pier and Pacific Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.0

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Crystal Pier and Pacific Beach Surf Guide

Crystal Pier and Pacific Beach in San Diego County is an exposed beach break that usually has waves. Summer offers the favoured conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. Best around mid tide when the tide is falling. It's often crowded here. Rocks are a hazard.

Crystal Pier and Pacific Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
14.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Crystal Pier and Pacific Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Crystal Pier and Pacific Beach 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 Crystal Pier and Pacific Beach (for consistent clean waves)?

novemberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Crystal Pier and Pacific Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of November. Clean surfable waves are typically found 56% of the time in November while 38% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 6% 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
38%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
6%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Crystal Pier and Pacific Beach Location Map

Interactive Crystal Pier and Pacific Beach 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 Crystal Pier and Pacific Beach is San Diego International Lindbergh Fld Airport (SAN) in USA, 10 km (6 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Crystal Pier and Pacific Beach is North Island Nas (San Diego) Airport (NZY), also in USA, 12 km (7 miles) away.

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Crystal Pier and Pacific Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 6 March 2021, 15:54 Local Time
Saturday 06
1PM4PM7PM10PM
Wave (m) 0.7
WNW
0.8
WNW
0.8
WNW
0.8
WNW
Period (s) 16 15 15 15
Wind (km/h) 20
WNW 15
WNW 15
WNW 10
WNW
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross cross-
on

Swell History at Crystal Pier and Pacific Beach

Surf stats for Crystal Pier and Pacific Beach, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Crystal Pier and Pacific Beach

Wind stats for Crystal Pier and Pacific Beach, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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