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Diamond Street ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.8

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Diamond Street Surf Guide

Diamond Street in San Diego County is a beach break that has fairly consistent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Offshore winds blow from the east northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water.

Diamond Street Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s32.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
14.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Diamond Street:

The best conditions reported for surf at Diamond Street occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Diamond Street (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Diamond Street 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.
clean
50%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
35%
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 Diamond Street Location Map

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

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Diamond Street Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 24 February 2021, 20:24 Local Time
Wednesday 24
1PM4PM7PM10PM
Wave (m) 0.5
WNW
0.5
WNW
0.5
WNW
0.5
WNW
Period (s) 15 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 15
SSW 10
SW 5
SSE 5
SSE
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross glass

Swell History at Diamond Street

Surf stats for Diamond Street, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Diamond Street

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

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