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San Mateo Surf

Detailed San Mateo surf forecast maps and the latest eyeball surf report from local surfers in the region. Near-shore swell is shown on the map together with the surf forecast rating for spots in San Mateo. Find the best places to surf in offshore conditions by selecting the wind option on the forecast map. Windsurfers and kite surfers can also use this option to find more favorable cross-shore conditions in San Mateo. Our local Wavefinder indicates where some of the best conditions are likely to be found in San Mateo over the next 7 days. Surf photos from San Mateo and reviews of the best spots and surfing conditions have been provided by local surfers.

San Mateo Surf Forecast

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San Mateo Surf Forecast map for predicting the best wave and wind conditions across the region. For surfers, the map shows the most powerful swell tracking across near-shore open water and not the peak waves experienced by boats out at sea. Move your mouse over the ocean swell symbols or the surf breaks on the coastline to see a more detailed surf forecast including wave period and wind conditions. The forecast updates every 6 hours and most live weather reports update every hour. You can animate the San Mateo Surf map or show live wind and wave conditions as reported from wavebuoys and local weather stations. Surf breaks shown along the San Mateo coastline are also listed below.

San Mateo Photos

San Mateo Wavefinder

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Best forecast wave conditions in San Mateo
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2.3

W
2.4

W
2.3

W
2.3

W
3.0

WNW
3.5

WNW
3.5

WNW
3.0

NW
1.7

WNW
1.6

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.7

WNW
2.0

WNW
1.9

WNW
1.9

WNW
1.8

WNW
1.4

WNW
1.3

WNW
Period(s) (?)131212121110101010101015141414131316
Energy(?)1751179214691382238325872386174553344331913821578145414131190614902
Wind
(km/h)
5 W5
5 SSE5
10 S10
20 WSW20
20 WNW20
20 NW20
20 NNW20
15 N15
10 NE10
5 N5
10 NE10
10 NE10
5 N5
10 NE10
10 NE10
5 NE5
10 NE10
10 NE10
Wind State(?)cross-
on
glasscross-
on
cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
offoffglassoffoffglassoffoff
High Tide
/ height (m)

10:32PM
1.35
8:52AM
2.00

11:12PM
1.41
9:42AM
2.01

11:38PM
1.76
10:32AM
1.95

12:24AM
1.82
11:28AM
2.28

1:15AM
1.51
12:19PM
1.66

1:58AM
1.55

Low Tide
/ height (m)

2:44AM
0.87

3:51PM
-0.46
3:35AM
0.83

4:36PM
-0.48

4:27AM
0.77
5:45PM
-0.05

5:29AM
0.99
6:30PM
0.07

6:23AM
0.66
6:52PM
-0.14

7:31AM
0.59
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Summary
clearsome cloudsrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
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High °C
191615151113141113141017191419211520
Low °C
1714141211121278121012161315181315
Chill °C (?)
191615148111291314917191419211520
Sunrise
--7:16--7:16--7:16--7:16--7:15--7:15
Sunset
5:19--5:20--5:21--5:22--5:22--5:24--
Swell1 (m) & direction
2.3

W
2.4

W
2.3

W
0.3

S
0.2

S
0.2

S
0.2

S
2.4

WNW
1.7

WNW
1.6

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.7

WNW
2.0

WNW
1.9

WNW
1.9

WNW
1.8

WNW
1.4

WNW
1.4

WNW
Period (s)131212161514141010101015141414131313
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.2

SSW
0.2

S
0.2

S
0.3

S
0.1

S
0.2

S
0.2

S
0.2

S
0.4

NW
0.4

NW
0.3

WNW
0.1

SW
0.2

SSW
0.1

SW
0.3

WNW
0.5

WNW
0.9

WNW
1.3

WNW
Period (s)151716161714141412121714141420191516
Wind waves (m) & direction
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-

-
2.3

W
3.0

WNW
3.5

WNW
3.5

WNW
3.0

NW

-

-
0.2

NNE
0.5

NE

-

-

-

-

-

-
Period (s)---1211101010--23------


San Mateo Surf Breaks

San Mateo County sports a number of different surf spots, mostly beach breaks, but with a few semi-secret reef spots. The best time of year to surf is the Fall/Winter, from October through January. To access the surf spots you will use Highway 1, leaving either Pacifica or Santa Cruz and driving along the cliffs looking for the turnouts that lead to the beaches and coves. There's a variety of breaks that allow you to surf different locations depending on conditions. Ocean Beach is a 2 mile stretch of heavy beach break. Very exposed to swell and unfortunately wind. Glorious days to be had in fall when the winds go off shore and the fog is nowhere to be found. As for the rest of the coast in SMC, there are spots that face different directions that are best for catching swell or hiding from it when it is big. The topography is dynamic here as to SoCal in that way.