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Drakes Estero ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 2.0

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Drakes Estero Spot ID

Tip of Limatour Spit, Mouth of Drake's Estero, Drakes Estero photo

Drakes Estero

Photo credit: Christopher Grant Ward

Type: beach/Deltamouth

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.5 °C

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Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 10:16 Local time
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Wave (m) 1.5
NW
2.1
NW
2.5
NW
3.0
NW
Period (s) 10 15 15 15
Wind (km/h) 25
NNW 20
NW 30
NW 35
NW
Wind State cross-
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Drakes Estero in SF Marin is an exposed beach/Deltamouth break that has pretty consitent surf. Spring and Summer provide the favoured conditions. Offshore winds blow from the north with some shelter here from north winds. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the southwest. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Take care of sharks, rips and rocks.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

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

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Drakes Estero Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At BUOY-PRYC1, 5 km from Drakes Estero.

fresh winds from the W

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Air temperature
17.1 °C

Current weather near Drakes Estero

Buoy Data:

At San Francisco Buoy, 20 miles from Drakes Estero.

  4AM 5AM 6AM 7AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.3
1.4
1.4
1.3
Dominant period (s) 6 6 5 7

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Overall Drakes Estero Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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Airports

  • The closest passenger airport to Drakes Estero is San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in USA, 68 km (42 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Drakes Estero is Metropolitan Oakland International Airport (OAK), also in USA, 72 km (45 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 Estero and is 116 km (72 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Drakes Estero, CAL - Marin County. Use the tab navigation above to view Drakes Estero sea temperature, Drakes Estero photographs, Drakes Estero detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Drakes Estero webcams, current wind from CAL - Marin County live weather stations and Drakes Estero 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 Estero.