Wave Quality: Rating 4
Type of Wave: Reef break
Direction of Wave: Right and left
Difficulty: Beginner surfer
Crowd Level: Packed
BEST TIDES AND FORECAST
The surf is good on all tides conditions. For forecast check out the Surfline report!
Tourmaline Beach is one of the top spots to surf in San Diego.
TOURMALINE BEACH ACCESS
The beach has free parking right on the beach
BEACH BREAKDOWN AND SWELL DIRECTION
this spot is only 10 minutes walking from our ITH Beach Bungalow Surf Hostel Stay with us and use the promo code at the bottom of the page and receive a special deal. Also is the best spot for beginners and intermediate surfers. A lot of opportunities exist for any surfers, and a supportive local community makes Tourmaline perhaps one of the best spot for beginners in the city.
Tourmaline beach best swell directions are NorthWest, West, and SouthWest. Surf is good most of the time here. Make sure to be out there when its big everywhere else here you will find the wave breaks a little bit smaller and longer rides.
SURFBOARD AND WETSUITS
Usually surfers in Tourmaline beach like to surf longboards but you can surf anything that gives you good paddle speed as it is a slow wave. Wetsuits in the Summer is better to use a 3/2mm and for the winter a 4/3mm.
SPECIAL BOARD AND WETSUIT DEAL! SAVE $80!
Book a reservation to the Beach Bungalow Surf Hostel directly through the ITH website using promo code “SURFSD” and receive complimentary access to a foam board and wetsuit for four days of your upcoming reservation!