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

Overall: 3.2

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Deadman's break guidePhoto by: Viola

Deadman's Surf Guide

Deadman's in SF Marin is a fairly exposed beach and reef break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the southeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northwest. A left hand reef break. Best around low tide. When the surf is up, crowds are likely Watch out for rocks, locals and sharks.

Deadman's Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
16.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Deadman's:

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

Surf Forecasts:
California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Deadman's sea temperature, Deadman's photographs, Deadman's detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Deadman's webcams, current wind from CAL - Marin County live weather stations and Deadman's 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 Deadman's

Deadman's Surf:

Monday, 10 August 2020, 14:25 Local time
Monday 10
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 12 12 12 11
Wind (km/h) 25
WSW 20
SW 20
SW 15
Wind State cross cross cross cross

Tide Times:

For Ocean Beach, California, 3 km from Deadman's.

IS AT (local time)

Deadman's Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At BUOY-FTPC1, 3 km from Deadman's.

light winds from the SW

Air temperature
14.8 °C

Current weather near Deadman's

Buoy Data:

At San Francisco Bar, 7 miles from Deadman's.

  9AM 10AM 11AM 12PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.4
Dominant period (s) 13 11 13 11

All wavebuoys around Deadman's

Overall Deadman's Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August


Surf stats for Deadman's: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Deadman's: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Ugly name, pretty place., Deadman's photo


Photo credit: Viola

Deadman's Location Maps

Deadman's Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to CAL - Marin County surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Deadman's

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Deadman's:

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Wave buoys nearest to Deadman's:

Tide stations nearest to Deadman's:

  • Closest tide station
    Ocean Beach
    2 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Ocean Beach, outer coast
    2 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Point Bonita, Bonita Cove, San Francisco Bay
    2 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    San Francisco
    2 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    San Francisco
    4 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Deadman's is San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in USA, 22 km (14 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Deadman's is Metropolitan Oakland International Airport (OAK), also in USA, 26 km (16 miles) away.
  • Third is Moffett Federal Afld (Mountain View) Airport (NUQ) in USA, 58 km (36 miles) away.
  • Norman Y Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in USA is 69 km (43 miles) away.
  • Travis Afb (Fairfield) Airport (SUU), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Deadman's and is 73 km (45 miles) away.
Deadman's break location map and break info