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Doran Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.2
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.6
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 2.6

Overall: 3.1

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Doran Beach break guidePhoto by: George Smith

Doran Beach Surf Guide

Doran Beach in Sonoma is an exposed beach break that has inconsistent surf Works best in offshore winds from the north with some shelter here from north winds. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. Waves at the beach tend to peel to the right. Good surf at all stages of the tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Beware of sharks, rips and rocks.

Doran Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s33.1
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
11.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Doran Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Doran Beach occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Doran Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 28% of the time in February while 21% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 51% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
28%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
21%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
51%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Doran Beach Location Map

Interactive Doran Beach 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 Doran Beach is Metropolitan Oakland International Airport (OAK) in USA, 96 km (60 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Doran Beach is San Francisco International Airport (SFO), also in USA, 96 km (60 miles) away.

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Doran Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 20 April 2021, 01:20 Local Time
Tuesday 20
2AM5AM8AM11AM
Wave (m) 3.0
WNW
2.5
NW
2.3
NW
3.0
WNW
Period (s) 8 8 9 9
Wind (km/h) 25
NW 20
NW 20
NW 30
WNW
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Doran Beach

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

Wind History at Doran Beach

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

Doran Beach Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 6 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s33.1
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s22.2
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s22.0
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s21.6
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s33.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s32.6
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Review
Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Cas piña from United States
“If you pull in tight immediately you can sneak under a nice lip but very rarely can you escape from the speedy break.”

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