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Fort Point break guidePhoto by: Viola

Fort Point Surf Guide

Fort Point in SF Marin is a sheltered beach and reef break that only works once in a while. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the south. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northwest. A left hand reef. Best around low tide when the tide is rising. Often Crowded. Beware of rips, rocks, locals and sharks.

Fort Point Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
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14.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Fort Point:

The best conditions reported for surf at Fort Point occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Fort Point 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 24% of the time in January while 32% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 44% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
24%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
32%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
44%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Fort Point Location Map

Interactive Fort Point 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 Point is San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in USA, 23 km (14 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Fort Point is Metropolitan Oakland International Airport (OAK), also in USA, 25 km (16 miles) away.

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Fort Point Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 15 May 2022, 22:44 Local Time
SunMon
8PM11PM2AM5AM
Wave (m)
1.6
WNW
1.6
WNW
1.5
WNW
1.5
WNW
Period (s) 6 6 6 6
Wind (km/h)
25
25
20
25
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Swell History at Fort Point

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

Wind History at Fort Point

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

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