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Bill's Bowls ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 3.8

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Bill's Bowls Surf Guide

Bill's Bowls in Sonoma County is a reef break that has unreliable waves. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the east. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the northwest. An uncrowded break, even when it is working. Hazards include - Rips / undertow - Rocks - Localism - Sharks.

Bill's Bowls Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
10.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Bill's Bowls:

The best conditions reported for surf at Bill's Bowls occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Bill's Bowls 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 46% of the time in January while 51% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 3% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
46%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
51%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
3%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Bill's Bowls Location Map

Interactive Bill's Bowls 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 Bill's Bowls is Travis Afb (Fairfield) Airport (SUU) in USA, 121 km (75 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Bill's Bowls is Metropolitan Oakland International Airport (OAK), also in USA, 128 km (80 miles) away.

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Bill's Bowls Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 18:28 Local Time
WedThu
8PM11PM2AM5AM
Wave (m) 0.7
SW
0.7
SW
0.6
SW
0.6
SW
Period (s) 18 19 16 16
Wind (km/h) 15
NW 10
NNW 10
NNW 5
NNE
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross cross-
off

Swell History at Bill's Bowls

Surf stats for Bill's Bowls, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Bill's Bowls

Wind stats for Bill's Bowls, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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