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Tamarack Ave. break guidePhoto by: Jay Manning

Tamarack Ave. Surf Guide

Tamarack Ave. in San Diego County is an exposed Beach and jetty break that has quite reliable surf Offshore winds blow from the northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the west. Waves at the beach break both left and right as well as left and right (best) hand reef breaks. Best around low tide when the tide is rising. A popular wave that can get growded. Hazards include - very strong rips / undertow - Rocks.

Tamarack Ave. Spot Info

Icon beach  redBeach and jettyIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
21.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Tamarack Ave.:

The best conditions reported for surf at Tamarack Ave. occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Tamarack Ave. (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Tamarack Ave. 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.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Tamarack Ave. Location Map

Interactive Tamarack Ave. 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 Tamarack Ave. is Miramar Mcas Airport (NKX) in USA, 36 km (22 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Tamarack Ave. is San Diego International Lindbergh Fld Airport (SAN), also in USA, 48 km (30 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Tamarack Ave. Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 3 October 2022, 13:47 Local Time
Monday 03
Wave (m)
Period (s) 16 16 16 17
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Tamarack Ave.

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

Wind History at Tamarack Ave.

Wind stats for Tamarack Ave., 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 Tamarack Ave.. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon river  redRiver
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    0km away
    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    • Icon  s32.7
    Reliability: consistent
    2km away
    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: inconsistent
    3km away
    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: very consistent
    4km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s32.5
    Reliability: inconsistent
    5km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Tamarack Ave.: