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

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Mavericks Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(San Mateo, USA)

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Mavericks Spot ID:

Type: reef

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell WNW | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 13.4 °C

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Sunday, 29 March 2015, 03:38 Local time

Sunday 29
2AM 5AM 8AM 11AM
Wave (m) 2.2
Period (s) 9 11 10 10
Wind (km/h) 15
NW 20
NW 15
NW 15
Wind State cross-

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Mavericks in San Mateo is an exposed reef break that usually has waves. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the east. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the west northwest. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Hazards include rips, rocks and sharks.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

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

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Live Weather:

At Half Moon Bay, 2 km from Mavericks.


Air temperature
7 °C

Current weather near Mavericks

Buoy Data:

At Half Moon Bay Buoy, 23 miles from Mavericks.

  9PM 10PM 11PM 12AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 3.5
Dominant period (s) 8 8 9 9

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Overall Mavericks Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Mavericks:

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Closest break Princeton Breakwater 1 mi
Second closest break Montara 3 mi
Third closest break Francis Beach 5 mi
Fourth closest break Gray Whale Cove 5 mi
Fifth closest break Linda Mar 7 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Mavericks:

Closest wave buoy Half Moon Bay Buoy 23 mi
Second closest wave buoy San Francisco Buoy 25 mi
Third closest wave buoy Monterey Buoy 49 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy Bodega Bay Buoy 67 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy Cape San Martin Buoy 126 mi

Tide stations nearest to Mavericks:

Closest tide station Half Moon Bay 1 mi
Second closest tide station Pacifica 8 mi
Third closest tide station Burlingame 10 mi
Fourth closest tide station Seaplane Harbor, San Francisco Bay 12 mi
Fifth closest tide station Belmont 12 mi

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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

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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.
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