Carlsbad Village Reef and Surf
Under the water in the
Carlsbad area it is mostly sand with the occasional rock or
two. The sand does move a lot when there is a swell breaking
upon the shores so make sure to take caution for sandbars
and deep holes to fall into. Other then those couple
hazards, these Carlsbad beaches are safe and great for a day
at the beach!
Tide: Low to Medium but a High tide doesn't totally ruin
Swell Directing: West and Northwest swells but during
the Summer months, a clean Southwest swell can lead to some
awesome waves along these breaks.
Winds: No wind is best but if any, a East wind will do
Size: Anywhere from 2 - 6 feet. These beach breaks will
close out and become near impossible to surf after 8 feet.
Months to Catch it Going Off: These breaks are fun year
around but will be at their best during the Winter months
and occasionally during the Summer months.
The surf at Carlsbad
Village Drive is there but can be very off and on depending
on the conditions and swell. Considering that these beaches
consist of mostly sand, it takes a very strong and clean
swell to truly make this place fire off some nice surf.
I recommend saving these
spots for the summer when the water is warm and there is a
South swell. I've surfed some of these beaches with some
buddies on a nice hot day and had some awesome waves with
fun shoulders, rampy sections and fast walls. But to be
quite honest, I wouldn't drive from Encinitas to Carlsbad to
surf these breaks. They just don't seem to have the power
and shape as some of the surrounding breaks.
The beach at Carlsbad
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