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Trestles (Lowers) Surf Guide

Trestles (Lowers) in San Diego County is an exposed beach and reef break that has very reliable surf. Summer offers the favoured conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. Left and better right hand reef breaks.. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Beware of Urchin and locals.

Trestles (Lowers) Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
21.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Trestles (Lowers):

The best conditions reported for surf at Trestles (Lowers) occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

octoberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Trestles (Lowers) with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of October. Clean surfable waves are typically found 54% of the time in October while 42% 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.
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 Trestles (Lowers) Location Map

Interactive Trestles (Lowers) 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 Trestles (Lowers) is John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (Santa Ana) Airport (SNA) in USA, 42 km (26 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Trestles (Lowers) is Tustin Mcaf Airport (NTK), also in USA, 43 km (27 miles) away.

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Trestles (Lowers) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 11 August 2022, 16:52 Local Time
Thursday 11
Wave (m)
Period (s) 20 20 15 15
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Trestles (Lowers)

Surf stats for Trestles (Lowers), see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Trestles (Lowers)

Wind stats for Trestles (Lowers), see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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