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15th Street break guidePhoto by: Dana C Griffith

15th Street Surf Guide

15th St. in San Diego County is an exposed beach and reef break that has consistent surf. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the east. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the west southwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights and there is also a left hand reef break.. It's often crowded here. Hazards include .

15th Street Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
17.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing 15th Street:

The best conditions reported for surf at 15th Street occur when a West-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf 15th Street (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing 15th Street 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 37% 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.
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).
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Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore 15th Street Location Map

Interactive 15th Street 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 15th Street is Miramar Mcas Airport (NKX) in USA, 19 km (12 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to 15th Street is San Diego International Lindbergh Fld Airport (SAN), also in USA, 31 km (19 miles) away.

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15th Street Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 28 May 2023, 00:47 Local Time
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Period (s) 20 20 20 20
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Swell History at 15th Street

Surf stats for 15th Street, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at 15th Street

Wind stats for 15th Street, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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Wave Buoys Nearest To 15th Street:

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