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Del Mar Jetties Surf Guide

Del Mar Jetties in San Diego County is a beach break that has very reliable surf and works all around the year. Works best in offshore winds from the northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west. Good surf at all stages of the tide. An uncrowded break, even when it is working. Take care of - Rips / undertow - Private beach.

Del Mar Jetties Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
21.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Del Mar Jetties:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Del Mar Jetties 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 50% of the time in January while 35% 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.
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 Del Mar Jetties Location Map

Interactive Del Mar Jetties 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 Jetties is Miramar Mcas Airport (NKX) in USA, 46 km (29 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Del Mar Jetties is San Diego International Lindbergh Fld Airport (SAN), also in USA, 58 km (36 miles) away.

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Del Mar Jetties Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 7 July 2022, 00:50 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 16 18 18 18
Wind (km/h)
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Swell History at Del Mar Jetties

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

Wind History at Del Mar Jetties

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

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