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Half Moon Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.8

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Half Moon Bay Surf Guide

Half Moon Bay in Washington State is a beach break that does not work very often. Spring and Summer provide the favoured conditions. Offshore winds blow from the southeast. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the optimum swell angle is from the west. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Beware of - Rips / undertow - Pollution.

Half Moon Bay Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s32.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
8.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Half Moon Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Half Moon Bay occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Half Moon Bay (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Half Moon Bay 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 62% of the time in January while 36% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 2% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
62%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
36%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
2%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Half Moon Bay Location Map

Interactive Half Moon Bay 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 Half Moon Bay is Gray Aaf (Fort Lewis) Airport (GRF) in USA, 119 km (74 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Half Moon Bay is Mc Chord Afb (Tacoma) Airport (TCM), also in USA, 127 km (79 miles) away.

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Half Moon Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 13:23 Local Time
Tuesday 02
1PM4PM7PM10PM
Wave (m) 3.5
WNW
3.0
WNW
3.0
WNW
2.5
WNW
Period (s) 14 14 13 13
Wind (km/h) 10
WNW 10
WNW 10
WNW 5
WSW
Wind State on cross-
on
cross-
on
glass

Swell History at Half Moon Bay

Surf stats for Half Moon Bay, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Half Moon Bay

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

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