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Montara ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.7

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Montara

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Montara

Photo credit: William Frankeberger

Type: sandbar

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell WNW | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 12.1 °C

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Thursday, 26 April 2018, 00:47 Local time
Thursday 26
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Wave (m) 0.9
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0.9
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Period (s) 13 13 12 12
Wind (km/h) 5
W 5
WNW 5
WNW 10
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Wind State cross-
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Montara in San Mateo is an exposed beach break that has reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the east. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west northwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Watch out for rips and sharks.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Half Moon Bay, California, 5 km from Montara.

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Montara Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Montara, 1 km from Montara.

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Air temperature
12 °C

Current weather near Montara

Buoy Data:

At San Francisco Bar, 18 miles from Montara.

  7PM 8PM 9PM 10PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.4
1.4
1.4
1.3
Dominant period (s) 14 13 13 14

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Overall Montara Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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Montara Location Map

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Airports

  • The closest passenger airport to Montara is San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in USA, 15 km (9 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Montara is Metropolitan Oakland International Airport (OAK), also in USA, 33 km (20 miles) away.
  • Third is Moffett Federal Afld (Mountain View) Airport (NUQ) in USA, 44 km (27 miles) away.
  • Norman Y Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in USA is 56 km (35 miles) away.
  • Travis Afb (Fairfield) Airport (SUU), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Montara and is 95 km (59 miles) away.
Montara break location map and break info

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