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Francis Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.3

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Francis Beach Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 14.0 °C

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Monday, 21 October 2019, 03:04 Local time
Monday 21
Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 13 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 5
N 5
NNE 10
Wind State cross cross cross-

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Francis Beach in San Mateo is an exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the east. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Best around high tide. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Watch out for rips and sharks.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Half Moon Bay, California, 7 km from Francis Beach.

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Francis Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Half Moon Bay, 1 km from Francis Beach.


Air temperature
8 °C

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Overall Francis Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October


Surf stats for Francis Beach: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Francis Beach: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

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  • The closest passenger airport to Francis Beach is San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in USA, 20 km (12 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Francis Beach is Moffett Federal Afld (Mountain View) Airport (NUQ), also in USA, 35 km (22 miles) away.
  • Third is Metropolitan Oakland International Airport (OAK) in USA, 36 km (22 miles) away.
  • Norman Y Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in USA is 47 km (29 miles) away.
  • Travis Afb (Fairfield) Airport (SUU), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Francis Beach and is 102 km (63 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Francis Beach, CAL - San Mateo. Use the tab navigation above to view Francis Beach sea temperature, Francis Beach photographs, Francis Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Francis Beach webcams, current wind from CAL - San Mateo live weather stations and Francis Beach 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 Francis Beach.