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South Del Mar ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 2.5

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South Del Mar Surf Forecast / CAL – San Diego County / USA

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 4 am Thursday 22 Apr 2021 PDT
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South Del Mar surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's South Del Mar sea temperature is 17.3 °C (Statistics for 22 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 15.7 max: 17.6 min: 14.2 °C)
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South Del Mar surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's South Del Mar sea temperature is 17.3 °C (Statistics for 22 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 15.7 max: 17.6 min: 14.2 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at South Del Mar (calm at Solana Beach wx 0 km from South Del Mar).

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1 h 25 min ago

Calm
5 km/h
WSW
Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for South Del Mar this week:

The surf forecast for South Del Mar over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Thursday (Apr 22) at 11AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.5m and 22s period with a secondary swell of 0.8m and 10s. Another secondary swell of 0.6m and 18s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at South Del Mar in the next 12 days are 1.3m 19s and forecast to arrive on Friday (Apr 23) at 2PM. Winds are predicted to be onshore at the time the swell arrives.

Wave TypeTime (PDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)11AM (Thu 22nd Apr)1.5ft (0.5m) 22s
Best Surf 8PM (Fri 23rd Apr)4.5ft (1.3m) 19s
Most Powerful 2PM (Fri 23rd Apr)4.5ft (1.3m) 19s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for South Del Mar over the next 12 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Thursday
22
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tuesday
27
Wednesday
28
Thursday
29
Friday
30
Saturday
01
Sunday
02
Monday
03
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
334435444320102203222223323233223323
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T california.htsgw.metric.42.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.66.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.90.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.114.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.138.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.162.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.186.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.210.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.234.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.258.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.282.cc23
0.5
S
0.8
S
1
S
1.2
S
1.3
S
1.3
S
1.4
SSW
1.3
S
1.2
S
1.2
S
1.1
S
0.9
S
0.9
S
0.9
SSW
0.8
S
1.3
W
1.1
W
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.9
SSW
1
S
1.1
SSW
1
S
1
S
1
S
0.8
SW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
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23658481610371191108011621004728697589343329336229201149231251356417407314344534427558542711603459477390346331265
10
W
15
WSW
5
WSW
15
WSW
15
W
5
WNW
10
WSW
15
W
5
SW
15
WSW
20
W
20
WNW
20
WNW
20
W
15
WSW
15
SSE
15
WSW
5
NNE
15
WNW
10
WNW
5
NNW
15
WNW
10
W
5
SW
15
SW
15
SW
15
SSE
15
SSW
15
SSW
10
SSE
15
WNW
15
WNW
5
SW
10
WSW
10
NW
5
NW
onononononcross-
on
cross-
on
onglassononononononcrosscross-
on
glasscross-
on
oncrossononcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscross-
on
crossoncross-
on
glassoncross-
on
glass
7:30PM
1.80
6:49AM
1.90
7:52PM
1.95
7:42AM
1.96
8:19PM
2.12
8:33AM
1.97
8:49PM
2.27
9:24AM
1.94
9:22PM
2.39
10:17AM
1.85
9:59PM
2.44
11:14AM
1.73
10:38PM
2.43
12:18PM
1.60
11:22PM
2.34
1:35PM
1.50
12:12AM
2.19
3:13PM
1.47
1:15AM
2.02
4:52PM
1.54
2:39AM
1.86
5:56PM
1.64
4:13AM
1.77
12:49PM
0.42
1:05AM
0.97
1:24PM
0.38
1:48AM
0.72
1:58PM
0.39
2:32AM
0.48
2:32PM
0.46
3:17AM
0.27
3:07PM
0.56
4:04AM
0.12
3:44PM
0.70
4:54AM
0.05
4:21PM
0.85
5:48AM
0.07
5:02PM
1.01
6:48AM
0.14
5:48PM
1.17
7:57AM
0.25
6:55PM
1.31
9:14AM
0.34
8:48PM
1.37
10:30AM
0.40
10:48PM
1.30

Note: the tide data above is for Solana Beach which is 1 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for South Del Mar.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at South Del Mar blow from the E

Thursday
22
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tuesday
27
Wednesday
28
Thursday
29
Friday
30
Saturday
01
Sunday
02
Monday
03
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partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
light rain
rain showers
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
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6:11--6:09--6:07--6:07--6:05--6:05--6:03--6:03--6:01--6:01--6:00--5:58--
-7:23--7:24--7:24--7:25--7:27--7:28--7:28--7:29--7:30--7:30--7:30--7:31-

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 15°C on Thu morning, min 12°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Sun night. Very mild (max 17°C on Tue afternoon, min 13°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 21°C on Wed morning, min 15°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 24°C on Mon night, min 15°C on Sat morning). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the South Del Mar Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for South Del Mar provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at South Del Mar can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our South Del Mar surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (South Del Mar) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for South Del Mar may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

South Del Mar is 5 km (3 miles) from the very large city of Encinitas. If you plan a vacation in San Diego County, look for hotels and other accommodation in Encinitas. Encinitas has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as cheap car hire and transport links.