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Deadman's ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.2

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Deadman's Spot ID

Ugly name, pretty place., Deadman's photo


Photo credit: Viola

Type: beach and reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 12.0 °C

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Thursday, 22 March 2018, 22:39 Local time
Wave (m) 2.5
Period (s) 9 9 11 11
Wind (km/h) 30
NW 20
NW 20
WNW 15
Wind State on on cross-

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Deadman's in SF Marin is a fairly exposed beach and reef break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the southeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northwest. A left hand reef break. Best around low tide. When the surf is up, crowds are likely Watch out for rocks, locals and sharks.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Ocean Beach, California, 3 km from Deadman's.

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Deadman's Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Mid Richmond District San Francisco wx, 2 km from Deadman's.


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Current weather near Deadman's

Buoy Data:

At San Francisco Bar, 7 miles from Deadman's.

  5PM 6PM 7PM 8PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 2.7
Dominant period (s) 10 8 9 8

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Overall Deadman's Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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  • The closest passenger airport to Deadman's is San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in USA, 22 km (14 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Deadman's is Metropolitan Oakland International Airport (OAK), also in USA, 26 km (16 miles) away.
  • Third is Moffett Federal Afld (Mountain View) Airport (NUQ) in USA, 58 km (36 miles) away.
  • Norman Y Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in USA is 69 km (43 miles) away.
  • Travis Afb (Fairfield) Airport (SUU), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Deadman's and is 73 km (45 miles) away.
Deadman's break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Deadman's, CAL - Marin County. Use the tab navigation above to view Deadman's sea temperature, Deadman's photographs, Deadman's detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Deadman's webcams, current wind from CAL - Marin County live weather stations and Deadman's tide predictions. The United States swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United States and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United States wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Deadman's.