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Ponto ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 3.4

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Ponto Surf Guide

Ponto in San Diego County is an exposed beach break that has quite consistent surf. Summer offers the favoured conditions for surfing. Offshore winds blow from the east northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Likely to be crowded if working. Hazards include Pollution,.

Ponto Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon river  redRiverIcon  s33.4
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
14.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Ponto:

The best conditions reported for surf at Ponto occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

novemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Ponto 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 55% of the time in November while 40% 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
55%
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
5%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Ponto Location Map

Interactive Ponto 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 Ponto is Miramar Mcas Airport (NKX) in USA, 36 km (22 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Ponto is San Diego International Lindbergh Fld Airport (SAN), also in USA, 48 km (30 miles) away.

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Ponto Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 8 March 2021, 02:05 Local Time
Monday 08
1AM4AM7AM10AM
Wave (m) 0.7
W
0.4
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.4
SSW
Period (s) 8 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 10
S 5
SW 10
SW 10
WSW
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
on

Swell History at Ponto

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

Wind History at Ponto

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

Ponto Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 3 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s33.4
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s44.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s33.0
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s32.5
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s11.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s32.5
  • ...

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Review
Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Joe Ewing from United States
“Rivermouth / Beachbreak. Closest City Carlsbad, 2nd closest Encinitas. Closest surf break: Grandview. Closest Airport: Palomar Airport Carlsbad”

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    Reliability: inconsistent
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