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Linda Mar ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.2
Difficulty Level: 1.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 3.2

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Linda Mar Surf Guide

Linda Mar in San Mateo is a beach break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the southeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the northwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Take care of - Localism - Pollution - Sharks.

Linda Mar Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
12.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Linda Mar:

The best conditions reported for surf at Linda Mar occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Linda Mar with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 44% of the time in December while 51% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 5% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
44%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
51%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
5%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Linda Mar Location Map

Interactive Linda Mar 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 Linda Mar is San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in USA, 12 km (7 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Linda Mar is Metropolitan Oakland International Airport (OAK), also in USA, 28 km (17 miles) away.

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Linda Mar Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 23 November 2020, 14:38 Local Time
Monday 23
1PM4PM7PM10PM
Wave (m) 1.1
W
1.2
W
1.2
W
1.1
W
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 15
NW 25
NW 25
NW 10
NNW
Wind State on on on cross-
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Swell History at Linda Mar

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

Wind History at Linda Mar

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

Linda Mar Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 4 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s33.2
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s33.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s33.2
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s11.2
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s11.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s32.5
  • ...

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Review
Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Maxim from United States
“The biggest advantage of this break is that there are rentals right next to the beach and there are a couple of surfing schools nearby. However, this is only advantage if you are newbie :)

It is also usually more sunny than nearby spots.

Surf is pretty inconsistent though.”

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