Carmel Beach in Monterey County in Central California is a very consistent sandbar that works best on South and Northwest swells. Waves break both left and right here and work best at a mid tide. Carmel Beach can produce decent surf within the range of about 2 feet to 8 feet.
Easterly winds at Carmel Beach tend to produce the most ideal and offshore surf conditions.
The seabed here is mostly sand. You can find waves here year-round.
Best Surf Conditions for Carmel Beach
|Swell Direction||S, NW|
|Ideal Surf Height||2ft to 8ft|
Surf Reports & Forecasts for Carmel Beach
Where available, we’ve included surf reports and forecast widgets from Surfline.com, MagicSeaweed.com, and Surf-Forecast.com to provide you with a comparison for your favorite spots. Check out those surf forecasting websites to discover more surf spots and in-depth forecasts.
Check out these surf reports for Carmel Beach. It’s interesting to note how differences in thing like quality of conditions, surf height, wind, and swell direction vary between the forecasts. Depending on the spot, one report may be more accurate than another.