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Oceanside Pier ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.2
Consistency of Surf: 4.2
Difficulty Level: 3.4
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.3
Crowds: 2.6

Overall: 3.3

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Oceanside Pier break guidePhoto by: Drew

Oceanside Pier Surf Guide

Oceanside Pier in San Diego County is a beach break that has very consistent surf. Summer offers the favoured conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the west southwest. Good surf at all stages of the tide. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded

Oceanside Pier Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
17.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Oceanside Pier:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

novemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Oceanside Pier 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 58% of the time in November while 39% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 3% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
58%
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
3%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Oceanside Pier Location Map

Interactive Oceanside Pier 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 Pier is Miramar Mcas Airport (NKX) in USA, 43 km (27 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Oceanside Pier is San Diego International Lindbergh Fld Airport (SAN), also in USA, 54 km (34 miles) away.

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Oceanside Pier Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 17 October 2021, 11:21 Local Time
Sunday 17
8AM11AM2PM5PM
Wave (m)
0.4
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.5
SSW
0.5
SSW
Period (s) 16 16 13 13
Wind (km/h)
5
10
15
15
Wind State cross-
on
on cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Oceanside Pier

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

Wind History at Oceanside Pier

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

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