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Sand Dollar Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.6

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Sand Dollar Beach Surf Guide

Sand Dollar Beach in Monterey is an exposed beach break that has dependable surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the east. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the west. The beach break favours left handers. Best around high tide when the tide is rising. Sometimes crowded. Watch out for rips, rocks and sharks.

Sand Dollar Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
10.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Sand Dollar Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Sand Dollar Beach 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 Sand Dollar Beach (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Sand Dollar Beach 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 39% of the time in January while 60% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 1% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
39%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
60%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
1%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Sand Dollar Beach Location Map

Interactive Sand Dollar Beach 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 Sand Dollar Beach is Lemoore Nas Airport (NLC) in USA, 144 km (89 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Sand Dollar Beach is Vandenberg Afb (Lompoc) Airport (VBG), also in USA, 156 km (97 miles) away.

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Sand Dollar Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 16 April 2021, 00:14 Local Time
Friday 16
2AM5AM8AM11AM
Wave (m) 0.7
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SW
Period (s) 17 16 16 16
Wind (km/h) 10
N 5
NNW 5
N 10
WNW
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Swell History at Sand Dollar Beach

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

Wind History at Sand Dollar Beach

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

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