San_Diego_Surfers_Surfing_Surf_Guide_Spots_Chat_Beaches

San_Diego_Surfers_Surfing_Surf_Guide_Spots_Chat_BeachesSan_Diego_Surfers_Surfing_Surf_Guide_Spots_Chat_BeachesSan_Diego_Surfers_Surfing_Surf_Guide_Spots_Chat_BeachesSan_Diego_Surfers_Surfing_Surf_Guide_Spots_Chat_BeachesSan_Diego_Surfers_Surfing_Surf_Guide_Spots_Chat_BeachesSan_Diego_Surfers_Surfing_Surf_Guide_Spots_Chat_BeachesSan_Diego_Surfers_Surfing_Surf_Guide_Spots_Chat_BeachesSan_Diego_Surfers_Surfing_Surf_Guide_Spots_Chat_BeachesSan_Diego_Surfers_Surfing_Surf_Guide_Spots_Chat_Beaches

 


Carlsbad Village Reef and Surf



The Reef:

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!

The Surf:

Best Tide: Low to Medium but a High tide doesn't totally ruin these breaks.

Best Swell Directing: West and Northwest swells but during the Summer months, a clean Southwest swell can lead to some awesome waves along these breaks.

Best Winds: No wind is best but if any, a East wind will do wonders.

Best Size: Anywhere from 2 - 6 feet. These beach breaks will close out and become near impossible to surf after 8 feet.

Best 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 Village Drive

Continue on to Crowd and Culture!

 

Submit Surf Spot Review


 

 

San_Diego_Surfers_Surfing_Surf_Guide_Spots_Chat_BeachesSan_Diego_Surfers_Surfing_Surf_Guide_Spots_Chat_BeachesSan_Diego_Surfers_Surfing_Surf_Guide_Spots_Chat_BeachesSan_Diego_Surfers_Surfing_Surf_Guide_Spots_Chat_BeachesSan_Diego_Surfers_Surfing_Surf_Guide_Spots_Chat_BeachesSan_Diego_Surfers_Surfing_Surf_Guide_Spots_Chat_BeachesSan_Diego_Surfers_Surfing_Surf_Guide_Spots_Chat_BeachesSan_Diego_Surfers_Surfing_Surf_Guide_Spots_Chat_BeachesSan_Diego_Surfers_Surfing_Surf_Guide_Spots_Chat_Beaches

All Information and Content Property of SanDiegoSurfers.com

Report a Site Issue l Contact Us