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Del Monte Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.9

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Del Monte Beach Surf Guide

Del Monte Beach in Monterey is an exposed beach break that usually has waves. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the south southeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the northwest. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Watch out for rips and sharks.

Del Monte Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
10.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Del Monte Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Del Monte Beach occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South-southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Del Monte Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 45% of the time in December while 53% 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.
clean
45%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
53%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
2%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Del Monte Beach Location Map

Interactive Del Monte 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 Monte Beach is Norman Y Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in USA, 84 km (52 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Del Monte Beach is Moffett Federal Afld (Mountain View) Airport (NUQ), also in USA, 92 km (57 miles) away.

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Del Monte Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 4 March 2021, 20:28 Local Time
ThuFri
7PM10PM1AM4AM
Wave (m) 1.5
WNW
1.7
WNW
1.8
NW
2.0
WNW
Period (s) 18 18 18 17
Wind (km/h) 5
S 5
SE 5
ESE 5
ESE
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Swell History at Del Monte Beach

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

Wind History at Del Monte Beach

Wind stats for Del Monte Beach, 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 Monte Beach:

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