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Drakes Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.8

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Drakes Bay Spot ID

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Type: sandbar

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SSW | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 12.7 °C

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Wednesday, 23 January 2019, 17:55 Local time
Wave (m) -
Period (s) - - - -
Wind (km/h) 10
NW 10
NNW 10
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Drakes Bay in Marin County is a sandbar break that has inconsistent surf. Spring and Summer provide the optimum conditions. Offshore winds blow from the north with some shelter here from west northwest winds. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the south southwest. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Beware of - Sharks.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Inverness, Tomales Bay, California, 11 km from Drakes Bay.

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Drakes Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At BUOY-PRYC1, 5 km from Drakes Bay.


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Current weather near Drakes Bay

Overall Drakes Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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  • The closest passenger airport to Drakes Bay is San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in USA, 67 km (42 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Drakes Bay is Metropolitan Oakland International Airport (OAK), also in USA, 71 km (44 miles) away.
  • Third is Travis Afb (Fairfield) Airport (SUU) in USA, 92 km (57 miles) away.
  • Moffett Federal Afld (Mountain View) Airport (NUQ) in USA is 104 km (65 miles) away.
  • Norman Y Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Drakes Bay and is 116 km (72 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Drakes Bay, CAL - Marin County. Use the tab navigation above to view Drakes Bay sea temperature, Drakes Bay photographs, Drakes Bay detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Drakes Bay webcams, current wind from CAL - Marin County live weather stations and Drakes Bay 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 Drakes Bay.