Sunset Cliffs Surf Forecasts and Spot Information

Sunset Cliffs in San Diego in Southern California is a fairly consistent reef that works best on North, South, and Southwest swells. Waves break both left and right here and work best at a low to mid tide.

Easterly winds at Sunset Cliffs tend to produce the most ideal and offshore surf conditions.

The seabed here is mostly sand and rocks. Winter is the best season for waves at this spot.

Best Surf Conditions for Sunset Cliffs

Swell DirectionN, S, SW
TideLow to Mid
Wind DirectionE
Ideal Surf Height

Surf Reports & Forecasts for Sunset Cliffs

Where available, we’ve included surf reports and forecast widgets from,, and 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 Sunset Cliffs. 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.

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