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Del Mar Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.7
Consistency of Surf: 3.3
Difficulty Level: 3.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 3.3

Overall: 3.6

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Del Mar Beach break guidePhoto by: Kelsey Hughes

Del Mar Beach Surf Guide

Del Mar Beach in Orange County is an exposed beach break that only works once in a while. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the east. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the west. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Rarely crowded here. Hazards include rips and rocks.

Del Mar Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s43.6
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
14.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Del Mar Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Del Mar Beach occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Del Mar Beach (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Del Mar Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 52% of the time in January while 33% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 15% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
52%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
33%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
15%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Del Mar Beach Location Map

Interactive Del Mar 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 Del Mar Beach is Miramar Mcas Airport (NKX) in USA, 20 km (12 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Del Mar Beach is San Diego International Lindbergh Fld Airport (SAN), also in USA, 31 km (19 miles) away.

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Del Mar Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 27 February 2021, 05:42 Local Time
Saturday 27
7AM10AM1PM4PM
Wave (m) 1.1
W
1.1
W
1.1
W
1.1
W
Period (s) 10 10 11 10
Wind (km/h) 5
SE 10
WSW 10
W 10
W
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
on
on on

Swell History at Del Mar Beach

Surf stats for Del Mar Beach, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Del Mar Beach

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

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