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The Patch ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.4
Consistency of Surf: 1.9
Difficulty Level: 1.1
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.4

Overall: 2.3

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The Patch Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 13.9 °C

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Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 05:07 Local time
Wednesday 12
Wave (m) 2.1
Period (s) 13 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 15
NW 15
NW 15
N 10
Wind State cross-
off cross-

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The Patch in SF Marin is an exposed beach break that has quite consistent surf Offshore winds are from the north. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around low tide. Sometimes crowded. Beware of sharks, rips and rocks.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Bolinas Lagoon, California, 2 km from The Patch.

IS AT (local time)

The Patch Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Mill Valley, 10 km from The Patch.

light winds from the WSW

Air temperature
11 °C

Current weather near The Patch

Buoy Data:

At San Francisco Bar, 9 miles from The Patch.

  12AM 1AM 2AM 3AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.6
Dominant period (s) 12 13 13 13

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Overall The Patch Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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Town and city forecasts close to The Patch:


  • The closest passenger airport to The Patch is San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in USA, 42 km (26 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to The Patch is Metropolitan Oakland International Airport (OAK), also in USA, 46 km (29 miles) away.
  • Third is Moffett Federal Afld (Mountain View) Airport (NUQ) in USA, 79 km (49 miles) away.
  • Travis Afb (Fairfield) Airport (SUU) in USA is 79 km (49 miles) away.
  • Norman Y Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to The Patch and is 90 km (56 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for The Patch, CAL - Marin County. Use the tab navigation above to view The Patch sea temperature, The Patch photographs, The Patch detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, The Patch webcams, current wind from CAL - Marin County live weather stations and The Patch 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 Patch.