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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 Surf Forecast / CAL – San Mateo / USA

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 4 am Friday 29 Apr 2016 PDT

Rockaway surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's Rockaway sea temperature is 12.9 °C (Statistics for 29 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 12.1 max: 14.4 min: 10.4 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Wave
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Energy(?)866132413999031255944475314461361278642585461293439487307516857199818741874
Wind
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20 WNW20
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15 N15
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20 WSW20
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5 SSE5
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High Tide
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6:12PM
1.96
4:58AM
1.98

7:00PM
2.06

6:14AM
1.98
7:40PM
2.18

7:25AM
2.02

8:19PM
2.33
8:31AM
2.09

8:59PM
2.47
9:33AM
2.15

9:39PM
2.60
10:30AM
2.20




Low Tide
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11:04AM
0.59

11:35PM
1.41
12:00PM
0.60

12:42AM
1.26
12:54PM
0.61

1:42AM
1.05
1:44PM
0.62

2:37AM
0.80

2:34PM
0.66
3:27AM
0.55

3:21PM
0.71
4:15AM
0.31

4:09PM
0.79



Note: the tide data above is for Pacifica which is 1 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Rockaway.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Rockaway blow from the SE.
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High °C
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Chill °C (?)
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Sunrise
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Sunset
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Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 24°C on Sun afternoon, min 10°C on Fri morning). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the NW on Fri night, light winds from the SSE by Mon night).Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 17°C on Tue afternoon, min 11°C on Tue night). Winds increasing (calm on Mon night, fresh winds from the WNW by Thu afternoon).

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Information about the Rockaway Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Rockaway provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Rockaway can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Rockaway surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Rockaway) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Rockaway may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Rockaway is 1 km (1 miles) from Pacifica. If you plan a vacation in San Mateo, look for hotels and other accommodation in Pacifica. Pacifica has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.

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