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Ano Nuevo Surf Guide

Ano Nuevo in San Mateo is a sheltered beach and reef break that has unreliable waves. Spring and Summer provide the best conditions. Ideal winds are from the northeast with some shelter here from north northwest winds. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the southwest. The beach breaks consists of rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded. Take care of sharks,.

Ano Nuevo Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
14.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Ano Nuevo:

The best conditions reported for surf at Ano Nuevo occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Ano Nuevo (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Ano Nuevo with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 8% of the time in January while 16% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 76% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Ano Nuevo Location Map

Interactive Ano Nuevo surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Ano Nuevo is Moffett Federal Afld (Mountain View) Airport (NUQ) in USA, 41 km (25 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Ano Nuevo is Norman Y Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC), also in USA, 43 km (27 miles) away.

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Ano Nuevo Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 14 August 2022, 08:58 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 15 15 8 8
Wind (km/h)
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Swell History at Ano Nuevo

Surf stats for Ano Nuevo, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Ano Nuevo

Wind stats for Ano Nuevo, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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