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Stone Steps Surf Guide

Stone Steps in San Diego County is an exposed beach break that has inconsistent surf with no particular seasonal pattern. Ideal winds are from the east. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the west. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. Rarely crowded here.

Stone Steps Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s32.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
20.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Stone Steps:

The best conditions reported for surf at Stone Steps 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 Stone Steps (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Stone Steps 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 Stone Steps Location Map

Interactive Stone Steps 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 Stone Steps is Miramar Mcas Airport (NKX) in USA, 31 km (19 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Stone Steps is San Diego International Lindbergh Fld Airport (SAN), also in USA, 43 km (27 miles) away.

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Stone Steps Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 25 September 2022, 20:51 Local Time
SunMon
8PM11PM2AM5AM
Wave (m)
1
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
Period (s) 17 17 17 17
Wind (km/h)
10
5
5
5
Wind State cross-
on
on cross-
on
glass

Swell History at Stone Steps

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

Wind History at Stone Steps

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Stone Steps. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: very consistent
    1km away
    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: inconsistent
    2km away
    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    • Icon  s32.7
    Reliability: consistent
    3km away
    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Stone Steps: