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Goat Rock break guide

Goat Rock Surf Guide

Goat Rock in Sonoma is an exposed beach break that does not work very often Works best in offshore winds from the northeast with some shelter here from northwest winds. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. Best around low tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Take care of rips and sharks.

Goat Rock Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
14.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Goat Rock:

The best conditions reported for surf at Goat Rock 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 Goat Rock (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Goat Rock 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 12% of the time in January while 26% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 62% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Goat Rock Location Map

Interactive Goat Rock 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 Goat Rock is Travis Afb (Fairfield) Airport (SUU) in USA, 106 km (66 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Goat Rock is San Francisco International Airport (SFO), also in USA, 112 km (70 miles) away.

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Goat Rock Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 1 October 2022, 05:21 Local Time
Saturday 01
Wave (m)
Period (s) 12 12 13 11
Wind (km/h)
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Swell History at Goat Rock

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

Wind History at Goat Rock

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

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