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Scripps Pier ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.7
Consistency of Surf: 3.3
Difficulty Level: 3.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.7

Overall: 3.1

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Scripps Pier Surf Guide

Scripps Pier in San Diego County is a reasonably exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the southeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the west northwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. Sometimes crowded. Watch out for rips and obstacles.

Scripps Pier Spot Info

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

Surfing Scripps Pier:

The best conditions reported for surf at Scripps Pier occur when a West-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Scripps 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 9% of the time in January while 12% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 79% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
9%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
12%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
79%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Scripps Pier Location Map

Interactive Scripps 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 Scripps Pier is Miramar Mcas Airport (NKX) in USA, 10 km (6 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Scripps Pier is San Diego International Lindbergh Fld Airport (SAN), also in USA, 17 km (11 miles) away.

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Scripps Pier Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 6 March 2021, 16:28 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) 15
W 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 Scripps Pier

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

Wind History at Scripps Pier

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

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