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Spanish Bay-Dunes ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.3

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Spanish Bay-Dunes Surf Guide

Spanish Bay-Dunes in Monterey is an exposed beach and reef break that has reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the southeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the west. A right hand reef break. Good surf at all stages of the tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Beware of rocks and sharks.

Spanish Bay-Dunes Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
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14.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Spanish Bay-Dunes:

The best conditions reported for surf at Spanish Bay-Dunes occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Spanish Bay-Dunes (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Spanish Bay-Dunes 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 48% of the time in January while 51% 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
48%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
51%
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).

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Interactive Spanish Bay-Dunes 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 Spanish Bay-Dunes is Norman Y Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in USA, 82 km (51 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Spanish Bay-Dunes is Moffett Federal Afld (Mountain View) Airport (NUQ), also in USA, 89 km (55 miles) away.

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Spanish Bay-Dunes Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 25 October 2020, 00:29 Local Time
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Wave (m) 0.4
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0.7
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0.9
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1.0
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Period (s) 13 8 9 10
Wind (km/h) 0
SW 10
WNW 10
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Swell History at Spanish Bay-Dunes

Surf stats for Spanish Bay-Dunes, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Spanish Bay-Dunes

Wind stats for Spanish Bay-Dunes, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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