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Seaside Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.0

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Seaside Reef Surf Guide

Seaside Reef in San Diego County is an exposed reef break that has unreliable waves. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the east. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west. A left hand reef. Best around mid tide when the tide is falling. Often Crowded. Take care to avoid the rocks.

Seaside Reef Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
14.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Seaside Reef:

The best conditions reported for surf at Seaside Reef 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 Seaside Reef (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Seaside Reef 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 52% of the time in January while 35% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 13% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
52%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
35%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
13%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Seaside Reef Location Map

Interactive Seaside Reef 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 Seaside Reef is Miramar Mcas Airport (NKX) in USA, 24 km (15 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Seaside Reef is San Diego International Lindbergh Fld Airport (SAN), also in USA, 36 km (22 miles) away.

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Seaside Reef Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 6 March 2021, 16:48 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
WSW 10
W 10
WNW 5
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Swell History at Seaside Reef

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

Wind History at Seaside Reef

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

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