Cardiff State Beach
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*Peak Swell Height this Week:

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med-period swell
Partly Cloudy
updated 25 minutes ago
Current Local Time:
Wed, August 20 03:26 pm
Swell Conditions:

1-2 feet with a dominant SW med-period swell.

Primary Swell:

1.6ft 13.3 seconds 225 degrees (SW)

Secondary Swell:

1.6ft 9.9 seconds 203 degrees (SSW)


3.58 ft. and rising rising

Current Weather:

76°F and Partly Cloudy with Variable-side-offshore (East) winds at 5 MPH

Distance to Weather Station:2 miles 

First Light: 6:26 am Sunrise: 6:47 am | Sunset: 6:56 pm Last Light: 7:17 pm
Tides: 01:22 am (0.39ft) 07:56 am (3.84ft) 12:44 pm (2.4ft) 06:54 pm (5.45ft)

North San Diego
Surf Forecast Overview

Long-period SW swell (210-220) will begin to inconsistently pulse through on Wednesday, mixing with some leftover S-SW swell and some background NW windswell (290-300). Look for smaller surf for most of the lesser exposed spots and some occasional more-rideable lines at the SW standouts and combo beaches.
view North San Diego 5-day surf forecast

Cardiff State Beach
Weather Forecast

Scattered Thunderstorms
This Afternoon:
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 72. Southwest wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. West wind 5 to 10 mph. view 7-day weather forecast

Cardiff State Beach Spot Details

fun to good
can get pretty crowded especially on a good swell
Best Swell Direction:
mid period W or long period NW
Best Wind Direction:
calm or East
Best Tide:
low to medium

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