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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 Spot ID

Big Wednesday, Bolinas Jetty photo

Bolinas Jetty

Photo credit: Mike Stevens

Big Wednesday, Bolinas Jetty photo

Bolinas Jetty

Photo credit: Mike Stevens

Girls fun right, Bolinas Jetty photo

Bolinas Jetty

Photo credit: Mike Stevens

Type: beach/Jetty

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SSW | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 13.4 °C

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Friday, 3 April 2020, 04:42 Local time
Friday 03
Wave (m) 0.3
Period (s) 16 16 16 16
Wind (km/h) 25
NW 20
NW 15
NNW 20
Wind State cross-
off cross-

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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.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Bolinas Lagoon, California, 2 km from Bolinas Jetty.

IS AT (local time)

Bolinas Jetty Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Mill Valley, 9 km from Bolinas Jetty.

light winds from the NW

Air temperature
8 °C

Current weather near Bolinas Jetty

Buoy Data:

At San Francisco Bar, 9 miles from Bolinas Jetty.

  11PM 12AM 1AM 2AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 2.2
Dominant period (s) 15 8 17 15

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Overall Bolinas Jetty Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

Surf stats for Bolinas Jetty: see the swell variation by month.


Wind stats for Bolinas Jetty: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Bolinas Jetty Location Maps

Bolinas Jetty Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Bolinas Jetty:

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Wave buoys nearest to Bolinas Jetty:

Tide stations nearest to Bolinas Jetty:

  • Closest tide station
    Bolinas Lagoon
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Mill Valley
    9 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    San Francisco Bar
    10 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Corte Madera Creek, San Francisco Bay
    11 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Point Bonita, Bonita Cove, San Francisco Bay
    11 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Bolinas Jetty is San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in USA, 42 km (26 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Bolinas Jetty 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 Bolinas Jetty and is 90 km (56 miles) away.
Bolinas Jetty break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Bolinas Jetty, CAL - Marin County. Use the tab navigation above to view Bolinas Jetty sea temperature, Bolinas Jetty photographs, Bolinas Jetty detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Bolinas Jetty webcams, current wind from CAL - Marin County live weather stations and Bolinas Jetty 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 Bolinas Jetty.