Located in North San Diego County, Beacons is a fun beach break with a rock and sand bottom. Has a decent reef to the north too. Some waves can be challenging and can break for up to 300 meters, serving up barreling sections where you can pull in and snag some tube time.
What are the best surf conditions for Beacons, North San Diego?
Gets good between head-high to triple overhead. We recommend riding your standard shortboard here. Beacons is best suited to beginner to advanced surfers depending on the size. The surf here is pretty consistent (6/10) and usually has a crew (6/10). The best winds for Beacons are East, Northeast and Southeast. The best swell direction is from the Northwest, Southwest, and West. Works best on a mid-tide.
We recommend wearing a 3/2 wetsuit in summer with the warmest water temperature a pleasant 20 degrees in July. In winter we recommend wearing a 4/3 wetsuit with temps being a brisk 15 degrees! See the temperature chart below for more data on this.