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Del Mar Rivermouth Surf Guide

Del Mar Rivermouth in Orange County is an exposed beach break that has inconsistent surf. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the east. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west. Waves at the beach break both left and right. It very rarely gets crowded here. Watch out for rips and rocks.

Del Mar Rivermouth Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
22.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Del Mar Rivermouth:

The best conditions reported for surf at Del Mar Rivermouth 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 Rivermouth (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Del Mar Rivermouth 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 Rivermouth Location Map

Interactive Del Mar Rivermouth 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 Rivermouth is Miramar Mcas Airport (NKX) in USA, 21 km (13 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Del Mar Rivermouth is San Diego International Lindbergh Fld Airport (SAN), also in USA, 32 km (20 miles) away.

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Del Mar Rivermouth Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 11 August 2022, 22:11 Local Time
ThuFri
8PM11PM2AM5AM
Wave (m)
0.5
SSW
0.5
SSW
0.5
SSW
0.7
SSW
Period (s) 15 19 18 18
Wind (km/h)
10
5
5
5
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Swell History at Del Mar Rivermouth

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

Wind History at Del Mar Rivermouth

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

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Wave Buoys Nearest To Del Mar Rivermouth: