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San Francisco ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 1.5
Crowds: 3.0
Accommodation: 4.0

Overall: 3.7

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San Francisco Spot ID

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Type: river

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SSE | Wind NNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 11.6 °C

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Monday, 16 July 2018, 15:39 Local time
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Wave (m) 0.5
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0.6
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Period (s) 10 4 10 5
Wind (km/h) 20
SE 25
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Wind State cross-
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San Francisco in South Uruguay is an exposed river break that has fairly consistent surf. Autumn and winter are the favoured times of year for waves. Works best in offshore winds from the north northwest. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south southeast. The river breaks are all rights. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Hazards include .

Uruguay wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Piriapolis, 4 km from San Francisco.

IS AT (local time)

San Francisco Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Laguna Del Sauce, 15 km from San Francisco.

light winds from the ESE

km/h
Air temperature
10.8 °C

Current weather near San Francisco

Overall San Francisco Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Also see San Francisco surf quality by season and San Francisco surf quality by month.

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San Francisco Location Maps

San Francisco Location Map

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Town and city forecasts close to San Francisco:

  • Closest city location
    17 mi
  • Second closest city location
    37 mi
  • Third closest city location
    52 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    56 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    60 mi

Airports

  • The closest passenger airport to San Francisco is El Jaguel International (Punta Del Este) Airport (PDP) in Uruguay, which is 30 km (19 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to San Francisco is Carrasco International (Montevideo) Airport (MVD), also in Uruguay, 71 km (44 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Angel S Adami (Montevideo) Airport (MVD), also in Uruguay, 93 km (58 miles) away.
San Francisco break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for San Francisco, South. Use the tab navigation above to view San Francisco sea temperature, San Francisco photographs, San Francisco detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, San Francisco webcams, current wind from South live weather stations and San Francisco tide predictions. The Uruguay swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Uruguay 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 Uruguay 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 San Francisco.


FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.