South Beach Surf Forecast and Surf Reports (CAL (2024)

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South Beach Surf Forecast and Surf Reports (CAL (1)Photo by: Isaak Linkous

South Beach Surf Guide

South Beach in Del Norte County is a sheltered beach break that does not work very often. Winter and spring are the best times of year to visit. Works best in offshore winds from the northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the west southwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. Best around low tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Watch out for sharks and rocks.

South Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
South Beach Surf Forecast and Surf Reports (CAL (2)SandbarSouth Beach Surf Forecast and Surf Reports (CAL (3)3.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent

11.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing South Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at South Beach occur when a West-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

    Hourly Forecast12 Day Forecast

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

januaryBest Season: winter

The best time of year for surfing South Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winterand most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 30% of the time in January while 53% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 17% of the time it is considered too small by mostsurfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.

blown out

53%

Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).

too small

17%

Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore South Beach Location Map

Interactive South Beach 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 nearest passenger airport to South Beach is Chico Muni Airport (CIC) in USA, which is 291 km (181 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to South Beach is Beale Afb (Marysville) Airport (BAB), also in USA, 371 km (230 miles) away.

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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.

South Beach Surf Forecasts:

    Hourly Forecast12 Day Forecast
Todays Surf SummaryMonday, 8 July 2024, 04:48 Local Time m, °C Monday 08ft, °F 2AM5AM8AM11AM Wave (m) 0.9NW 0.4SW 0.4SW 0.4SW Period (s) 7 13 13 13 Wind (km/h) 5 5 5 Wind State glass glass glass cross-on
What does South Beach look like?Latest photos from South Beach. Upload your own or view all photos on the gallery page.

Credit: Isaak LinkousCredit: Isaak Linkous

    Tides at South Beach Current tide and informaton For Crescent City, California, 1 km from South Beach.Next High Water: 03:03pm | 1.73mNext Low Water: 08:14am | -0.3mNEXTIS AT (local time)remaininghigh tidelow tide

    South Beach Sea Temperature

    Sunny with pleasant to warm air temperatures, yet the sea at South Beach remains rather cold. Surfers will need a spring wetsuit and ideally neoprene hood, gloves and boots.Today, many surfers would wear a spring wetsuit, a neoprene hood, gloves and boots.Current Temp*: 11.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellitewater-tempView Sea Temp Map

    Swell History at South Beach

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

    South Beach Surf Forecast and Surf Reports (CAL (19)

    Average Swell

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    Wind History at South Beach

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

    South Beach Surf Forecast and Surf Reports (CAL (22)

    Average Wind

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    Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

    Discover surf breaks near South Beach. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Whaler Island

      • South Beach Surf Forecast and Surf Reports (CAL (25)Reef
      • South Beach Surf Forecast and Surf Reports (CAL (26)2.7

      Reliability: inconsistent

      1km away

    • Enderts Beach

      • South Beach Surf Forecast and Surf Reports (CAL (27)Reef
      • South Beach Surf Forecast and Surf Reports (CAL (28)3.1

      Reliability: fairly consistent

      4km away

    • Garths Reef

      • South Beach Surf Forecast and Surf Reports (CAL (29)Reef
      • South Beach Surf Forecast and Surf Reports (CAL (30)3.1

      Reliability: inconsistent

      7km away

    • Point St George

      • South Beach Surf Forecast and Surf Reports (CAL (31)Beach and point
      • South Beach Surf Forecast and Surf Reports (CAL (32)2.9

      Reliability: inconsistent

      8km away

    • Wilson Creek

      • South Beach Surf Forecast and Surf Reports (CAL (33)Beach and reef
      • South Beach Surf Forecast and Surf Reports (CAL (34)2.5

      Reliability: inconsistent

      16km away

    Wave Buoys Nearest To South Beach:

    • Closest Wave BuoySt Georges Buoy21 km
    • Second closest Wave BuoyHumboldt Bay, North Spit, CA95 km
    • Third closest Wave BuoyEel River Buoy116 km
    • Fourth closest Wave BuoyPort Orford Buoy124 km
    • Fifth closest Wave BuoyCape Mendocino, CA167 km
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