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Marina State Beach Surf Guide

Marina State Beach in Monterey is an exposed beach break that has very consistent surf and works all around the year. Offshore winds are from the east southeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the west. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. Rarely crowded here. Hazards include rips and sharks.

Marina State Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
14.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Marina State Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Marina State Beach occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Marina State 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 47% of the time in January while 52% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 1% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
47%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
52%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
1%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Marina State Beach Location Map

Interactive Marina State 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 Marina State Beach is Norman Y Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in USA, 69 km (43 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Marina State Beach is Moffett Federal Afld (Mountain View) Airport (NUQ), also in USA, 77 km (48 miles) away.

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Marina State Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 7 July 2022, 03:10 Local Time
Thursday 07
2AM5AM8AM11AM
Wave (m)
0.9
WNW
0.8
WNW
0.9
WNW
0.9
WNW
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h)
0
0
5
10
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Swell History at Marina State Beach

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

Wind History at Marina State Beach

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Marina State Beach. Click below to view there surf guides.


Wave Buoys Nearest To Marina State Beach: