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Dillon Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.6
Consistency of Surf: 3.3
Difficulty Level: 2.6
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.8
Crowds: 3.8

Overall: 3.5

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Dillon Beach break guidePhoto by: Terry

Dillon Beach Surf Guide

Dillon Beach in SF Marin is an exposed beach break that has dependable surf Works best in offshore winds from the east. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around high tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Watch out for sharks,.

Dillon Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s33.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
12.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Dillon Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Dillon 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 Dillon Beach (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Dillon 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 46% 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
52%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
46%
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 Dillon Beach Location Map

Interactive Dillon 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 Dillon Beach is San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in USA, 87 km (54 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Dillon Beach is Metropolitan Oakland International Airport (OAK), also in USA, 88 km (55 miles) away.

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Dillon Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 20 June 2021, 03:50 Local Time
Sunday 20
2AM5AM8AM11AM
Wave (m) 1.5
WNW
1.4
WNW
1.3
WNW
0.7
SW
Period (s) 10 9 10 16
Wind (km/h)
10
5
10
15
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross

Swell History at Dillon Beach

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

Wind History at Dillon Beach

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

Dillon Beach Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 10 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s33.5
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s43.6
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s33.3
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s32.6
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s54.8
  • Crowds:Icon  s43.8
  • ...

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Review
Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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bdiddle from United States
“Tourists please wear chicken....or bacon! But seriously this place is not too be taken lightly...the whole coast from the Golden Gate north is all monsters! Be prepared or go home...this is no swimming pool...people drown every year, get sucked miles out, so please think before you come...and if you do, please be safe and enjoy.”

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