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Torrey Pines State Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.7
Consistency of Surf: 3.3
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 3.7

Overall: 3.7

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Torrey Pines State Beach break guidePhoto by: Jay Manning

Torrey Pines State Beach Surf Guide

Torrey Pines State Beach in San Diego County is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the east. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west northwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around high tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Beware of .

Torrey Pines State Beach Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
14.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Torrey Pines State Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Torrey Pines State Beach occur when a West-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Torrey Pines State Beach (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Torrey Pines State Beach 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 47% of the time in January while 31% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 22% 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 Torrey Pines State Beach Location Map

Interactive Torrey Pines State 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 Torrey Pines State Beach is Miramar Mcas Airport (NKX) in USA, 16 km (10 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Torrey Pines State Beach is San Diego International Lindbergh Fld Airport (SAN), also in USA, 26 km (16 miles) away.

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Torrey Pines State Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 27 February 2021, 05:47 Local Time
Saturday 27
Wave (m) 1.1
Period (s) 10 10 11 10
Wind (km/h) 5
SE 10
WSW 10
W 10
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Torrey Pines State Beach

Surf stats for Torrey Pines State Beach, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Torrey Pines State Beach

Wind stats for Torrey Pines State Beach, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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