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Pacific Beach Pier ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.8

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Pacific Beach Pier Surf Guide

Pacific Beach Pier in San Diego County is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf. Summer offers the favoured conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the east northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west southwest. Waves at the beach are mainly lefts. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Often Crowded. Take care of pier, rocks, rips.

Pacific Beach Pier Spot Info

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

Surfing Pacific Beach Pier:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Pacific Beach Pier 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 57% of the time in January while 38% 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
57%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
38%
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 Pacific Beach Pier Location Map

Interactive Pacific Beach 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 Pacific Beach Pier is San Diego International Lindbergh Fld Airport (SAN) in USA, 10 km (6 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Pacific Beach Pier is North Island Nas (San Diego) Airport (NZY), also in USA, 12 km (7 miles) away.

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Pacific Beach Pier Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 6 March 2021, 16:06 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 cross-
on
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on
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on
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on

Swell History at Pacific Beach Pier

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

Wind History at Pacific Beach Pier

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

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