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Bolinas Jetty ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.7
Consistency of Surf: 2.6
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.2
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 2.7

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Bolinas Jetty break guidePhoto by: Mike Stevens

Bolinas Jetty Surf Guide

Bolinas Jetty in SF Marin is a quite exposed beach/Jetty break that has fairly consistent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Works best in offshore winds from the north. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the south southwest. Waves at the beach tend to peel to the left. Best around mid tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Beware of locals and sharks.

Bolinas Jetty Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach/jettyIcon  s32.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
11.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Bolinas Jetty:

The best conditions reported for surf at Bolinas Jetty occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North.

Surf Forecasts:

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

septemberBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Bolinas Jetty with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of September. Clean surfable waves are typically found 8% of the time in September while 4% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 88% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
8%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
4%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
88%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

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Bolinas Jetty Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 15 April 2021, 08:29 Local Time
Thursday 15
8AM11AM2PM5PM
Wave (m) 0.8
SW
0.8
SW
0.8
SW
0.8
SW
Period (s) 16 16 17 17
Wind (km/h) 5
WNW 5
WSW 10
W 15
W
Wind State glass cross cross cross

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Swell History at Bolinas Jetty

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Wind History at Bolinas Jetty

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