Pescadero State Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.5

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Pescadero State Beach Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(San Mateo, USA)

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Pescadero State Beach Spot ID:

Type: beach and reef

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 13.9 °C

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Tuesday, 31 March 2015, 20:08 Local time

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8PM 11PM 2AM 5AM
Wave (m) 3.0
Period (s) 8 8 9 8
Wind (km/h) 55
NW 55
NNW 45
NNW 40
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Pescadero State Beach in San Mateo is an exposed beach and reef break that is usually a safe bet. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Works best in offshore winds from the east. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Hazards include rips and sharks.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Bean Hollow State Beach, 4 km from Pescadero State Beach.

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Pescadero State Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Half Moon Bay, 14 km from Pescadero State Beach.


Air temperature
11 °C

Current weather near Pescadero State Beach

Buoy Data:

At Half Moon Bay Buoy, 27 miles from Pescadero State Beach.

  2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 2.9
Dominant period (s) 7 7 7 7

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Overall Pescadero State Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Pescadero State Beach:

  (click location name for more details)
Closest break Pomponio State Beach 2 mi
Second closest break Bean Hollow State Beach 2 mi
Third closest break San Gregorio State Beach 4 mi
Fourth closest break Gazos Creek 8 mi
Fifth closest break Ano Nuevo 12 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Pescadero State Beach:

Closest wave buoy Half Moon Bay Buoy 27 mi
Second closest wave buoy Monterey Buoy 33 mi
Third closest wave buoy San Francisco Buoy 41 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy Bodega Bay Buoy 83 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy Cape San Martin Buoy 109 mi

Tide stations nearest to Pescadero State Beach:

Closest tide station Ano Nuevo Island 12 mi
Second closest tide station Half Moon Bay 17 mi
Third closest tide station Belmont 19 mi
Fourth closest tide station Smith Slough, San Francisco Bay 19 mi
Fifth closest tide station Corkscrew Slough, San Francisco Bay 19 mi

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Ski Resorts closest to Pescadero State Beach:

Closest ski area Dodge Ridge (United States) 149 mi
Second closest ski area Badger Pass Ski Area (United States) 154 mi
Third closest ski area Bear Valley (United States) 155 mi
Fourth closest ski area Kirkwood (United States) 162 mi
Fifth closest ski area Sierra at Tahoe (United States) 164 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to Pescadero State Beach:

Closest city location Redwood City (United States) 17 mi
Second closest city location Los Altos (United States) 18 mi
Third closest city location Menlo Park (United States) 18 mi
Fourth closest city location Palo Alto (United States) 19 mi
Fifth closest city location San Carlos (United States) 19 mi
  • The closest passenger airport to Pescadero State Beach is Moffett Federal Afld (Mountain View) Airport (NUQ) in USA, 36 km (22 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Pescadero State Beach is San Francisco International Airport (SFO), also in USA, 39 km (24 miles) away.
  • Third is Norman Y Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in USA, 44 km (27 miles) away.
  • Metropolitan Oakland International Airport (OAK) in USA is 53 km (33 miles) away.
  • Travis Afb (Fairfield) Airport (SUU), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Pescadero State Beach and is 118 km (73 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Pescadero State Beach, CAL - San Mateo. Use the tab navigation above to view Pescadero State Beach sea temperature, Pescadero State Beach photographs, Pescadero State Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Pescadero State Beach webcams, current wind from CAL - San Mateo live weather stations and Pescadero State Beach 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 Pescadero State Beach.


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