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Mavericks ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.8
Consistency of Surf: 3.8
Difficulty Level: 4.6
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 3.7

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12.12.12, Mavericks photo


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Type: reef

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell WNW | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 14.0 °C

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Friday, 18 October 2019, 19:35 Local time
Wave (m) 1.9
Period (s) 15 15 15 14
Wind (km/h) 15
WNW 15
NW 15
NW 10
Wind State on cross-

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Mavericks in San Mateo is an exposed reef break that has consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the east. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west northwest. Primarily a right hand reef break, although a left is also possible.. Sometimes crowded. Beware of rips, rocks and sharks.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Half Moon Bay, California, 2 km from Mavericks.

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At Half Moon Bay, 2 km from Mavericks.

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Buoy Data:

At San Francisco Bar, 21 miles from Mavericks.

  2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 2.8
Dominant period (s) 14 17 15 17

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Overall Mavericks Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

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  • The closest passenger airport to Mavericks is San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in USA, 18 km (11 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Mavericks is Metropolitan Oakland International Airport (OAK), also in USA, 35 km (22 miles) away.
  • Third is Moffett Federal Afld (Mountain View) Airport (NUQ) in USA, 41 km (25 miles) away.
  • Norman Y Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in USA is 53 km (33 miles) away.
  • Travis Afb (Fairfield) Airport (SUU), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Mavericks and is 99 km (61 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Mavericks, CAL - San Mateo. Use the tab navigation above to view Mavericks sea temperature, Mavericks photographs, Mavericks detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Mavericks webcams, current wind from CAL - San Mateo live weather stations and Mavericks 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 Mavericks.