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South Jetty and Dog Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.0

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South Jetty and Dog Beach Surf Guide

South Jetty and Dog Beach in San Diego County is an exposed beach break that has dependable surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Offshore winds are from the east. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It's often crowded here. Watch out for rocks,dog shit.

South Jetty and Dog Beach Spot Info

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

Surfing South Jetty and Dog Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at South Jetty and Dog Beach occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf South Jetty and Dog Beach (for consistent clean waves)?

novemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing South Jetty and Dog Beach 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 South Jetty and Dog Beach Location Map

Interactive South Jetty and Dog 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 South Jetty and Dog Beach is San Diego International Lindbergh Fld Airport (SAN) in USA, 7 km (4 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to South Jetty and Dog Beach is North Island Nas (San Diego) Airport (NZY), also in USA, 8 km (5 miles) away.

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South Jetty and Dog Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 6 March 2021, 15:32 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) 20
WNW 15
WNW 15
WNW 10
WNW
Wind State on on cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at South Jetty and Dog Beach

Surf stats for South Jetty and Dog Beach, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at South Jetty and Dog Beach

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

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