Pescadero State Beach Spot ID
Type: beach and reef
Reliability: very consistent
Best: Swell SW | Wind E
Sea Temperature Today is: 18.8 °C
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.
For Bean Hollow State Beach, 4 km from Pescadero State Beach.
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At Half Moon Bay, 11 km from Pescadero State Beach.
At Half Moon Bay Buoy, 27 miles from Pescadero State Beach.
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Overall Pescadero State Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August
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Use this relief map to navigate to CAL - San Mateo surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Pescadero State Beach
Tide stations nearest to Pescadero State Beach:
- Closest tide stationAno Nuevo Island12 mi
- Second closest tide stationHalf Moon Bay17 mi
- Third closest tide stationBelmont19 mi
- Fourth closest tide stationSmith Slough, San Francisco Bay19 mi
- Fifth closest tide stationCorkscrew Slough, San Francisco Bay19 mi
Ski Resorts closest to Pescadero State Beach:
- Closest ski areaDodge Ridge (United States)149 mi
- Second closest ski areaBadger Pass Ski Area (United States)154 mi
- Third closest ski areaBear Valley (United States)155 mi
- Fourth closest ski areaKirkwood (United States)162 mi
- Fifth closest ski areaSierra at Tahoe (United States)164 mi
Town and city forecasts close to Pescadero State Beach:
- Closest city locationRedwood City (United States)17 mi
- Second closest city locationLos Altos (United States)18 mi
- Third closest city locationMenlo Park (United States)18 mi
- Fourth closest city locationBelmont (United States)19 mi
- Fifth closest city locationPalo Alto (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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