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The Fort ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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The Fort Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 12.5 °C

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Sunday, 20 January 2019, 21:02 Local time
Wave (m) 3.0
Period (s) 11 11 10 10
Wind (km/h) 30
WNW 30
WNW 25
WNW 15
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The Fort in Sonoma is a quite exposed reef break that has reliable surf. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. Offshore winds are from the northeast with some shelter here from northwest winds. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. A left hand reef break. Best around high tide. Sometimes crowded. Beware of sharks, rips and rocks.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Fort Ross, California, 1 km from The Fort.

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The Fort Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Stewarts Point, 6 km from The Fort.


Air temperature
8 °C

Current weather near The Fort

Overall The Fort Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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  • The closest passenger airport to The Fort is Travis Afb (Fairfield) Airport (SUU) in USA, 118 km (73 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to The Fort is San Francisco International Airport (SFO), also in USA, 125 km (78 miles) away.
  • Third is Metropolitan Oakland International Airport (OAK) in USA, 126 km (78 miles) away.
  • Sacramento International Airport (SMF) in USA is 146 km (91 miles) away.
  • Sacramento Executive Airport (SAC), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to The Fort and is 153 km (95 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for The Fort, CAL - Sonoma. Use the tab navigation above to view The Fort sea temperature, The Fort photographs, The Fort detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, The Fort webcams, current wind from CAL - Sonoma live weather stations and The Fort 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 The Fort.