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Pescadero Surf Guide

Pescadero in San Diego County is an exposed reef break that has consistent surf. Summer offers the favoured conditions for surfing. Offshore winds are from the east. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the west. Crowds are never a problem here. Watch out for - Rips / undertow - Rocks - Sharks, cliffs, shallow reef.

Pescadero Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
21.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Pescadero:

The best conditions reported for surf at Pescadero occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Pescadero 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 50% of the time in January while 40% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 10% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
50%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
40%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
10%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Pescadero Location Map

Interactive Pescadero 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 Pescadero is North Island Nas (San Diego) Airport (NZY) in USA, 6 km (4 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Pescadero is San Diego International Lindbergh Fld Airport (SAN), also in USA, 6 km (4 miles) away.

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Pescadero Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 25 September 2022, 19:53 Local Time
SunMon
8PM11PM2AM5AM
Wave (m)
0.9
SW
0.8
SW
0.8
SW
0.8
SW
Period (s) 17 17 17 16
Wind (km/h)
15
15
15
10
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Pescadero

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

Wind History at Pescadero

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

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Wave Buoys Nearest To Pescadero: