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Drakes Estero ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 2.0

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Drakes Estero Surf Forecast / CAL – Marin County / USA

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 9 pm Wednesday 24 Feb 2021 PST
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Drakes Estero surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Drakes Estero sea temperature is 10.9 °C (Statistics for 24 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 12.0 max: 13.4 min: 10.6 °C)
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Drakes Estero surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Drakes Estero sea temperature is 10.9 °C (Statistics for 24 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 12.0 max: 13.4 min: 10.6 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Drakes Estero (calm at Lagunitas 20 km from Drakes Estero). 2.0m 10 s period swell from WNW with an additional 1.1m 14 s period swell from WNW

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Calm
0 km/h
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9.0
10.9
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Drakes Estero this week:

The surf forecast for Drakes Estero over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Thursday (Feb 25) at 7AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.5m and 10s period with a secondary swell of 0.9m and 14s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Drakes Estero in the next 7 days are 4.5m 10s and forecast to arrive on Saturday (Feb 27) at 7AM. Winds are predicted to be offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.3m 2s period and expected on Sunday (Feb 28) at 10AM.

Wave TypeTime (PST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 7AM (Thu 25th Feb)5ft (1.5m) 10s
Best Surf 1AM (Fri 26th Feb)10ft (3.0m) 9s
Most Powerful 7AM (Sat 27th Feb)15ft (4.5m) 10s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Drakes Estero over the next 7 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Thursday
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
33411111111111155422133352434
T california.htsgw.metric.6.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.24.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
1.6
WNW
1.5
WNW
2.2
NW
3
WNW
3
WNW
4
NW
3.5
WNW
4
NW
3
WNW
2.2
WNW
1.8
WNW
1.6
WNW
1.3
WNW
1
WNW
0.9
WNW
0.7
WNW
1.3
WNW
1.7
W
1.7
WNW
1.6
WNW
1.5
WNW
1.3
WNW
1.4
WNW
10101091091011101113131212121514121413131212
490436851138816092725200232171744108010937994772981932406428551019841732517522
10
NNW
0
SSE
15
NW
25
NNW
25
NNW
50
NW
35
NNW
20
NNW
40
NW
20
NNW
5
ENE
15
NW
15
ESE
15
ESE
10
SE
10
NE
5
E
10
W
10
NNE
15
SSE
10
WSW
5
W
5
NNW
offglasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
offglasscross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
crosscrossoffoncross-
on
crossglass
11:32PM
1.39
10:10AM
1.80
12:01AM
1.45
10:56AM
1.83
12:30AM
1.51
11:42AM
1.82
1:00AM
1.57
12:30PM
1.75
1:32AM
1.63
1:21PM
1.64
2:07AM
1.69
2:19PM
1.49
2:45AM
1.72
3:26PM
1.33
3:28AM
1.73
4:49AM
0.75
5:35PM
-0.17
5:30AM
0.65
6:10PM
-0.18
6:11AM
0.54
6:46PM
-0.15
6:56AM
0.42
7:22PM
-0.06
7:43AM
0.31
8:00PM
0.08
8:36AM
0.22
8:40PM
0.25
9:33AM
0.15
9:25PM
0.44

Note: the tide data above is for Inverness, Tomales Bay, California which is 11 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Drakes Estero.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Drakes Estero blow from the N

Thursday
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
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119957738971310111112131311101010109
-6:48--6:47--6:45--6:43--6:41--6:41--6:39--6:37
--6:00--6:01--6:02--6:04--6:05--6:06--6:07--

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 13°C on Wed night, min 6°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (calm on Thu morning, strong winds from the NW by Fri afternoon).

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 13°C on Mon morning, min 9°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Drakes Estero Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Drakes Estero provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Drakes Estero can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Drakes Estero surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Drakes Estero) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Drakes Estero may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Drakes Estero is 34 km (21 miles) from the city of Novato. If you plan a vacation in Marin County, look for hotels and other accommodation in Novato. Novato has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.