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Dutches A Frame break guidePhoto by: Ricky Estrada

Dutches A Frame Surf Guide

Dutches A Frame in San Diego County is a sandbar break that only works once in a while. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. Ideal winds are from the northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west. Rarely crowded here. Beware of - Rips / undertow - Private beach - Localism.

Dutches A Frame Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
23.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Dutches A Frame:

The best conditions reported for surf at Dutches A Frame 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 Dutches A Frame (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Dutches A Frame 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).

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Interactive Dutches A Frame 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 Dutches A Frame is Miramar Mcas Airport (NKX) in USA, 39 km (24 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Dutches A Frame is San Diego International Lindbergh Fld Airport (SAN), also in USA, 51 km (32 miles) away.

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Dutches A Frame Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 13 August 2022, 16:34 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 16 15 15 15
Wind (km/h)
Wind State on cross-
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Swell History at Dutches A Frame

Surf stats for Dutches A Frame, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Dutches A Frame

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

Dutches A Frame Reviews:

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Based on 1 vote.
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  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s33.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s22.0
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s11.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s44.0
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Ricky estrada from United States
“Been surfing their for 47years I rate it at a 3 because you ride the bottom of the wave because it breaks so fast most of the people come here can't surf it. I knee board and like hollow waves and that's what it is, I've seen Tom Curren surf it. In the 80s he had trouble, too fast. Betheny surfed it, it was fast that day but she did alright overall. Fast fun hollow wave, back in the day there was kelp out their that made it glassy and a house that stuck out in the water that made a killer sandbar. There were many good hollow tubes. Thanks for your surf report, I look at it everyday it's pretty right on, keep up the good work and thanks again SO-15.”

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