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Moonlight Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.8
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 2.2

Overall: 3.7

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Moonlight Beach break guide

Moonlight Beach Surf Guide

Moonlight Beach in San Diego County is an exposed beach break that has inconsistent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the east. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the southwest. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. Sometimes crowded.

Moonlight Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon  beachBeachIcon  s43.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
21.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Moonlight Beach:

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

novemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Moonlight 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 39% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 6% 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
39%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
6%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Moonlight Beach Location Map

Interactive Moonlight 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 Moonlight Beach is Miramar Mcas Airport (NKX) in USA, 29 km (18 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Moonlight Beach is San Diego International Lindbergh Fld Airport (SAN), also in USA, 41 km (25 miles) away.

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Moonlight Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 19 October 2020, 22:47 Local Time
MonTue
8PM11PM2AM5AM
Wave (m) 0.5
SSW
0.5
SSW
0.5
SSW
0.5
SSW
Period (s) 15 15 15 14
Wind (km/h) 5
NW 5
WNW 5
WNW 5
NNE
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Swell History at Moonlight Beach

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

Wind History at Moonlight Beach

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

Moonlight Beach Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 6 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s43.7
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s43.8
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s44.0
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s33.0
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s33.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s22.2
  • ...

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Review
Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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ng from United States
“Always way too crowded and closed out. No parking spots.”

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    • Icon  sandbarSandbar
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    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    Reliability: inconsistent
    2km away
    • Icon  beachBeach and reef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: very consistent
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