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Mavericks ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.8
Consistency of Surf: 3.8
Difficulty Level: 4.6
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 3.7

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12.12.12, Mavericks photo


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Type: reef

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell WNW | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 12.5 °C

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Monday, 30 November 2015, 10:43 Local time
Monday 30
Wave (m) 1.7
Period (s) 17 17 16 16
Wind (km/h) 10
ESE 15
E 10
E 20
Wind State off off off cross-

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Mavericks in San Mateo is an exposed reef break that has consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the east. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west northwest. Primarily a right hand reef break, although a left is also possible.. Sometimes crowded. Beware of rips, rocks and sharks.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Half Moon Bay, California, 2 km from Mavericks.

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Mavericks Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Half Moon Bay, 2 km from Mavericks.


Dry and partly cloudy
Air temperature
10 °C

Current weather near Mavericks

Buoy Data:

At Half Moon Bay Buoy, 23 miles from Mavericks.

  5AM 6AM 7AM 8AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 2.7
Dominant period (s) 17 17 17 17

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Overall Mavericks Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November

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Mavericks Location Maps

Mavericks Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Mavericks:

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Wave buoys nearest to Mavericks:

Tide stations nearest to Mavericks:

  • Closest tide station
    Half Moon Bay
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    8 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    10 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Seaplane Harbor, San Francisco Bay
    12 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    12 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Mavericks:

  • Closest ski area
    Dodge Ridge (United States)
    147 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Bear Valley (United States)
    150 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Badger Pass Ski Area (United States)
    156 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Kirkwood (United States)
    157 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Sierra at Tahoe (United States)
    158 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Mavericks:

  • Closest city location
    Pacifica (United States)
    8 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Burlingame (United States)
    10 mi
  • Third closest city location
    San Bruno (United States)
    11 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    San Mateo (United States)
    11 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    San Francisco International Airport (United States)
    11 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Mavericks is San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in USA, 18 km (11 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Mavericks is Metropolitan Oakland International Airport (OAK), also in USA, 35 km (22 miles) away.
  • Third is Moffett Federal Afld (Mountain View) Airport (NUQ) in USA, 41 km (25 miles) away.
  • Norman Y Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in USA is 53 km (33 miles) away.
  • Travis Afb (Fairfield) Airport (SUU), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Mavericks and is 99 km (61 miles) away.
Mavericks break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Mavericks, CAL - San Mateo. Use the tab navigation above to view Mavericks sea temperature, Mavericks photographs, Mavericks detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Mavericks webcams, current wind from CAL - San Mateo live weather stations and Mavericks 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 Mavericks.