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Kellys Cove ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.2

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Kellys Cove Surf Guide

Kellys Cove in SF Marin is a fairly exposed beach and reef break that has reasonably consistent surf. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the east with some shelter here from northwest winds. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves and in addition there are both left and right reef breaks.. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Likely to be crowded if working. Hazards include rocks, locals and sharks.

Kellys Cove Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
12.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Kellys Cove:

The best conditions reported for surf at Kellys Cove occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Kellys Cove 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 35% of the time in January while 34% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 31% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
35%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
34%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
31%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Kellys Cove Location Map

Interactive Kellys Cove 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 Kellys Cove is San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in USA, 21 km (13 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Kellys Cove is Metropolitan Oakland International Airport (OAK), also in USA, 27 km (17 miles) away.

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Kellys Cove Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 15 April 2021, 07:47 Local Time
Thursday 15
8AM11AM2PM5PM
Wave (m) 0.8
SW
0.8
SW
0.8
SW
0.8
SW
Period (s) 16 16 17 17
Wind (km/h) 5
WSW 10
WSW 15
WSW 20
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Swell History at Kellys Cove

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

Wind History at Kellys Cove

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

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