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Terra Mar ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.7
Consistency of Surf: 3.7
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.8
Crowds: 2.2

Overall: 2.9

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Terra Mar Surf Guide

Terra Mar in San Diego County is an exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Ideal winds are from the northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the west southwest. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Beware of rips, rocks and pollution.

Terra Mar Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon pointPointIcon  s32.9
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
14.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Terra Mar:

The best conditions reported for surf at Terra Mar occur when a West-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Terra Mar (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Terra Mar 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 58% of the time in January while 38% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 4% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
58%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
38%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
4%
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 Terra Mar 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 Terra Mar is Miramar Mcas Airport (NKX) in USA, 44 km (27 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Terra Mar is San Diego International Lindbergh Fld Airport (SAN), also in USA, 55 km (34 miles) away.

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Terra Mar Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 6 March 2021, 16:48 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) 15
SW 10
W 10
WNW 5
WNW
Wind State on cross-
on
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on
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Swell History at Terra Mar

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

Wind History at Terra Mar

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

Terra Mar Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 6 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s32.9
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s32.7
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s43.7
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s32.5
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s21.8
  • Crowds:Icon  s22.2
  • ...

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Review
Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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jeff from United States
“Now it is always too crowded for the quality offered. Did not used to be. Careful with parking: my car was broken into on Cereza once”

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