Del Mar Shores Reef and Surf
At Del Mar Shores, there is a combination of sand and
reefs that are under the waters. The reefs aren't very intense or rough but
they are there and at a low tide, they can get pretty close to the surface
of the water so be careful when surfing at those low tides.
Along the coastline, there are jagged rocks that can easily
be a cause of a bad day so make sure to be careful and watch where you end
up on a wave.
The sandy bottoms can create some amazing sandbars which
provide some awesome waves that peel toward the sandy beach. Even in these
mostly sandy beaches, there might be the occasional rock or two in the
Looking south from Del Mar Shores
Tide: Low to Medium tide is best but a High tide can
also help a growing swell at the Shores.
Swell Directing: West and Northwest swells but during
the Summer months, a clean Southwest swell can lead to some
awesome waves along this beach.
Winds: No wind is best but if any, a East wind will do
Size: Anywhere from 2 - 6 feet.
Months to Catch it Going Off: The Winter months are best
but awesome surf can still be found in the summer.
The surf at Del Mar Shores can range from 2 foot slope on a
bad day to 5 foot barrels on the perfect day. The key is to know what
conditions and swells make this break really fire. Del Mar Shores is a
pretty West facing break which means it's open to both Northwest and
Southwest swells to provide that surf that we all are looking for. However
due to it's location, the winds at Del Mar Shores can have a huge impact on
the conditions around this beach.
Make sure to check the surf before making the journey down to
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