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North Scripps ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 4.0

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North Scripps Surf Guide

North Scripps in San Diego County is a beach break that is often working. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the east southeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the west. Crowds are never a problem here. Watch out for - Rips / undertow - Sharks.

North Scripps Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
14.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing North Scripps:

The best conditions reported for surf at North Scripps 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 North Scripps (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing North Scripps 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 48% of the time in January while 37% 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.
clean
48%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
37%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
15%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore North Scripps Location Map

Interactive North Scripps 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 North Scripps is Miramar Mcas Airport (NKX) in USA, 11 km (7 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to North Scripps is San Diego International Lindbergh Fld Airport (SAN), also in USA, 16 km (10 miles) away.

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North Scripps Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 6 March 2021, 15:57 Local Time
Saturday 06
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Wave (m) 0.7
WNW
0.8
WNW
0.8
WNW
0.8
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Period (s) 16 15 15 15
Wind (km/h) 15
W 15
WNW 15
WNW 10
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Swell History at North Scripps

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

Wind History at North Scripps

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

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