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Turtles break guidePhoto by: Dena Austin Miller

Turtles Surf Guide

Turtles in San Diego County is a beach break. Summer offers the favoured conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the east northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. It's often crowded here.

Turtles Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s32.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
20.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Turtles:

The best conditions reported for surf at Turtles occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

novemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Turtles with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of November. Clean surfable waves are typically found 55% of the time in November while 40% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 5% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
55%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
40%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
5%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Turtles Location Map

Interactive Turtles 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 Turtles is Miramar Mcas Airport (NKX) in USA, 22 km (14 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Turtles is San Diego International Lindbergh Fld Airport (SAN), also in USA, 33 km (20 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.
Turtles Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 25 September 2022, 20:44 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 cross-
on
cross-
on
cross

Swell History at Turtles

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

Wind History at Turtles

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

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Wave Buoys Nearest To Turtles: