Ocean Beach Jetty (San Diego)


Continental Area North America
Country Area USA
Country Area Region California - Southern
Country Area Region Zone San Diego County
Surf Spot Ocean Beach Jetty (San Diego) Surf Spot
Surfing Skill Level Experienced
Best Board Type Longboard, Shortboard
Reputation Regional Classic
Paddle Out Conditions Easy to Moderate
Surf's Up Frequency Regular & dependable
Direction Right
Type Breakwater/Jetty
Bottom Sandy with Rocks
Power Fast, Hollow, Ledgey, Powerful
Average Length Average, 50 to 150 meters
Best Length Long, 150 to 300 meters
Minimum Workable Height 3-5 ft/1-1.5 m
Maxes Out at this Height 8 ft+/2.5 m+
Good Swell Direction NorthWest, West, SouthWest
Good Wind Direction East
Best Tide Position Low and Mid Tide
Best Tide Movement TBD
Crowds - Week Super Crowded
Crowds - Weekends Super Crowded
Water Quality/Cleanliness Dirty/Murky to Moderately Clean
Hazards to Avoid Localism, Rips/Undertow
Best Season January, February, March, April, May, September, October, November, December

Surf Suit Type

January/February Full Suit 3/2
March/April Full Suit 3/2
May/June Full Suit 2/Spring Suit
July/August Boardshorts
September/October Spring Suit
November/December Full Suit 2/Spring Suit

Water Temp

January/February 15°C | 59°F
March/April 15°C | 59°F
May/June 18°C | 64°F
July/August 21°C | 70°F
September/October 19°C | 66°F
November/December 17°C | 63°F

Air Temp

January/February 16°C | 61°F
March/April 19°C | 66°F
May/June 21°C | 70°F
July/August 23°C | 74°F
September/October 24°C | 76°F
November/December 19°C | 66°F


January/February Sunny
March/April Sunny
May/June Partly Cloudy/Sunny
July/August Sunny
September/October Sunny
November/December Sunny