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Pescadero State Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.7
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.1

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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: 13.6 °C

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Saturday, 25 June 2016, 05:17 Local time
Saturday 25
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 18 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 10
NW 10
NW 10
NNW 15
Wind State cross-

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Pescadero State Beach in San Mateo is an exposed beach and reef break that is often working. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Offshore winds blow from the east. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Watch out for rips and sharks.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

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, 11 km from Pescadero State Beach.


Air temperature
7 °C

Current weather near Pescadero State Beach

Buoy Data:

At Half Moon Bay Buoy, 26 miles from Pescadero State Beach.

  11PM 12AM 1AM 2AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 2.5
Dominant period (s) 8 8 17 9

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Overall Pescadero State Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in June

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Pescadero State Beach Location Maps

Pescadero State Beach Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Pescadero State Beach:

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Wave buoys nearest to Pescadero State Beach:

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
    19 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Smith Slough, San Francisco Bay
    19 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Corkscrew Slough, San Francisco Bay
    19 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Pescadero State Beach:

  • Closest ski area
    Dodge Ridge
    149 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Badger Pass Ski Area
    154 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Bear Valley
    155 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    162 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Sierra at Tahoe
    164 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Pescadero State Beach:

  • Closest city location
    Redwood City
    17 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Los Altos
    18 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Menlo Park
    18 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    19 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Palo Alto
    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.
Pescadero State Beach break location map and break info

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.