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Rockaway ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.5

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Rockaway Spot ID

Surf's Up At Rockaway Beach photo

Rockaway

Photo credit: Tim Struckmeier

Rockaway Beach photo

Rockaway

Photo credit: Tim Struckmeier

Rockaway Beach photo

Rockaway

Photo credit: Tim Struckmeier

Rockaway Beach photo

Rockaway

Photo credit: Tim Struckmeier

Type: beach and reef

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 14.0 °C

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Friday, 17 November 2017, 13:28 Local time
Friday 17
1PM4PM7PM10PM
Wave (m) 1.4
WNW
1.3
WNW
1.3
WNW
1.2
WNW
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 10
N 15
N 15
NNE 15
NE
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
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Rockaway in San Mateo is an exposed beach and reef break that has reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the southeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell angle is from the northwest. The beach break favours right handers and primariliy right reef breaks.. Best around low tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Watch out for rips, rocks, pollution and sharks.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Pacifica, 1 km from Rockaway.

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Rockaway Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Vallemar Pacifica wx, 1 km from Rockaway.

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Air temperature
15.7 °C

Current weather near Rockaway

Buoy Data:

At San Francisco Buoy, 21 miles from Rockaway.

  8AM 9AM 10AM 11AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 1.5
1.7
1.7
1.6
Dominant period (s) 11 11 11 12

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Overall Rockaway Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November

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Airports

  • The closest passenger airport to Rockaway is San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in USA, 11 km (7 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Rockaway is Metropolitan Oakland International Airport (OAK), also in USA, 28 km (17 miles) away.
  • Third is Moffett Federal Afld (Mountain View) Airport (NUQ) in USA, 45 km (28 miles) away.
  • Norman Y Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in USA is 57 km (35 miles) away.
  • Travis Afb (Fairfield) Airport (SUU), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Rockaway and is 88 km (55 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Rockaway, CAL - San Mateo. Use the tab navigation above to view Rockaway sea temperature, Rockaway photographs, Rockaway detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Rockaway webcams, current wind from CAL - San Mateo live weather stations and Rockaway 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 Rockaway.