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Fort Cronkite Rodeo Beach break guidePhoto by: Mike Stevens

Fort Cronkite Rodeo Beach Surf Guide

Fort Cronkite Rodeo Beach in Marin County is a sandbar break that is often working. Summer offers the favoured conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the southwest. It's sometimes crowded here. Hazards include - Rips / undertow - Rocks - Sharks.

Fort Cronkite Rodeo Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon sandbar  redSandbarIcon  s32.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
16.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Fort Cronkite Rodeo Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Fort Cronkite Rodeo Beach occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Fort Cronkite Rodeo Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 43% of the time in January while 30% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 27% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
43%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
30%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
27%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Fort Cronkite Rodeo Beach Location Map

Interactive Fort Cronkite Rodeo 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 Fort Cronkite Rodeo Beach is San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in USA, 28 km (17 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Fort Cronkite Rodeo Beach is Metropolitan Oakland International Airport (OAK), also in USA, 31 km (19 miles) away.

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Fort Cronkite Rodeo Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 8 August 2022, 22:43 Local Time
MonTue
8PM11PM2AM5AM
Wave (m)
0.3
SW
0.4
SW
0.4
SW
0.4
SW
Period (s) 15 15 15 14
Wind (km/h)
15
10
10
10
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Fort Cronkite Rodeo Beach

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

Wind History at Fort Cronkite Rodeo Beach

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

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    • Icon  s33.2
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    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: very consistent
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    • Icon  s43.9
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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Wave Buoys Nearest To Fort Cronkite Rodeo Beach: