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Oceanside Beach break guidePhoto by: Samantha

Oceanside Beach Surf Guide

Oceanside Beach in San Diego County is an exposed beach break that has consistent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Offshore winds blow from the northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the south southwest. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Best around low tide. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Beware of rips, man-made danger (buoys etc...) and pollution.

Oceanside Beach Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
17.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Oceanside Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Oceanside Beach occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

octoberBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Oceanside Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of October. Clean surfable waves are typically found 49% of the time in October while 42% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 9% 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).

Explore Oceanside Beach Location Map

Interactive Oceanside 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 Oceanside Beach is Miramar Mcas Airport (NKX) in USA, 50 km (31 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Oceanside Beach is San Diego International Lindbergh Fld Airport (SAN), also in USA, 61 km (38 miles) away.

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Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Oceanside Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 18 May 2022, 12:17 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 15 15 14 18
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Oceanside Beach

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

Wind History at Oceanside Beach

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

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