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Ocean Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.2
Consistency of Surf: 3.2
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.3
Crowds: 2.6

Overall: 3.6

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Ocean Beach Spot ID

Indian Summer Surf, Ocean Beach photo

Ocean Beach

Photo credit: Zach Gostout

Fort Cronkhite, Ocean Beach photo

Ocean Beach

Photo credit: Mike Stevens

Overcast Ocean Beach photo

Ocean Beach

Photo credit: Timothy Donovan

Type: beach

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 13.7 °C

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Friday, 3 April 2020, 03:07 Local time
Friday 03
Wave (m) 1.9
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 20
NW 15
NW 10
NNW 10
Wind State cross-
cross cross-

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Ocean Beach in SF Marin is an exposed beach break that is usually a safe bet. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the east with some shelter here from northwest winds. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the west. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. A popular wave that can get growded. Beware of rocks, locals and sharks.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Ocean Beach, California, 4 km from Ocean Beach.

IS AT (local time)

Ocean Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At BUOY-FTPC1, 10 km from Ocean Beach.

light winds from the WSW

Air temperature
10.0 °C

Current weather near Ocean Beach

Buoy Data:

At San Francisco Bar, 8 miles from Ocean Beach.

  10PM 11PM 12AM 1AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 2.2
Dominant period (s) 8 15 8 17

All wavebuoys around Ocean Beach

Overall Ocean Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April


Surf stats for Ocean Beach: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Ocean Beach: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Ocean Beach Location Maps

Ocean Beach Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Ocean Beach:

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Wave buoys nearest to Ocean Beach:

Tide stations nearest to Ocean Beach:

  • Closest tide station
    Ocean Beach
    2 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Ocean Beach, outer coast
    2 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Daly City
    4 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    San Francisco
    4 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    San Francisco
    6 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Ocean Beach is San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in USA, 17 km (11 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Ocean Beach is Metropolitan Oakland International Airport (OAK), also in USA, 25 km (16 miles) away.
  • Third is Moffett Federal Afld (Mountain View) Airport (NUQ) in USA, 54 km (34 miles) away.
  • Norman Y Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in USA is 66 km (41 miles) away.
  • Travis Afb (Fairfield) Airport (SUU), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Ocean Beach and is 78 km (48 miles) away.
Ocean Beach break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Ocean Beach, CAL - Marin County. Use the tab navigation above to view Ocean Beach sea temperature, Ocean Beach photographs, Ocean Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Ocean Beach webcams, current wind from CAL - Marin County live weather stations and Ocean Beach 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 Ocean Beach.