About Imperial Beach

Consistent, high-quality, powerful wintertime beachbreak where good sandbars can form around the pier. Often back-breakingly hollow and never crowded. Long, reeling rights and lefts; difficult paddle-out when sizeable.
Water is often polluted.

Water is often polluted.

Located west of Ocean Lane, between Carnation and Encanto Avenues.

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Stormrider Guide for Imperial Beach
  • Mid to High Tide Mid to High Tide
  • Peaky Beachbreak Peaky Beachbreak
  • Sand Sand
  • S - NW S - NW
  • Easterly Easterly
  • 10 2 Swell Range 2 - 10ft

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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