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Point Loma Surf Guide

Point Loma in San Diego County is a sheltered beach and reef break that has reasonably consistent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the northwest. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded. Watch out for urchins and rips.

Point Loma Spot Info

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

Surfing Point Loma:

The best conditions reported for surf at Point Loma occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Point Loma with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 7% of the time in February while 3% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 90% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
7%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
3%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
90%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Point Loma Location Map

Interactive Point Loma 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 Point Loma is North Island Nas (San Diego) Airport (NZY) in USA, 4 km (2 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Point Loma is San Diego International Lindbergh Fld Airport (SAN), also in USA, 9 km (6 miles) away.

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Point Loma Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 25 September 2022, 19:19 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
15
Wind State off off off off

Swell History at Point Loma

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

Wind History at Point Loma

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

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Wave Buoys Nearest To Point Loma: