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Windansea break guidePhoto by: Steve Johnson

Windansea Surf Guide

Windansea in San Diego County is an exposed reef break that has reasonably consistent surf. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. Works best in offshore winds from the east. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. The right reef break is best, but there is a left reef too.. Good surf at all stages of the tide. When the surf is up, crowds are likely Hazards include rocks and locals.

Windansea Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.1
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
17.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Windansea:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

novemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Windansea 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 Windansea Location Map

Interactive Windansea 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 Windansea is Miramar Mcas Airport (NKX) in USA, 14 km (9 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Windansea is San Diego International Lindbergh Fld Airport (SAN), also in USA, 14 km (9 miles) away.

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Windansea Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 30 May 2023, 05:00 Local Time
Tuesday 30
2AM5AM8AM11AM
Wave (m)
0.8
SSW
0.6
SW
0.7
S
0.9
SSW
Period (s) 17 14 15 15
Wind (km/h)
5
5
10
15
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Swell History at Windansea

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

Wind History at Windansea

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

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    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: very consistent
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    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    0km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s22.1
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: inconsistent
    1km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Windansea:

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