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Mission Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.3
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 2.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 3.5

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Mission Beach Surf Guide

Mission Beach in San Diego County is an exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. Offshore winds are from the east. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around high tide when the tide is falling. It's often crowded here. Rocks are a hazard.

Mission Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBreakwaterIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
14.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Mission Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Mission Beach occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

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

novemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Mission Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of November. Clean surfable waves are typically found 55% of the time in November while 40% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 5% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
55%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
40%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
5%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Mission Beach Location Map

Interactive Mission 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 Mission Beach is San Diego International Lindbergh Fld Airport (SAN) in USA, 8 km (5 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Mission Beach is North Island Nas (San Diego) Airport (NZY), also in USA, 10 km (6 miles) away.

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Mission Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 6 March 2021, 16:28 Local Time
Saturday 06
1PM4PM7PM10PM
Wave (m) 0.7
WNW
0.8
WNW
0.8
WNW
0.8
WNW
Period (s) 16 15 15 15
Wind (km/h) 20
WNW 15
WNW 15
WNW 10
WNW
Wind State on on cross-
on
on

Swell History at Mission Beach

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

Wind History at Mission Beach

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

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