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Pescadero State Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.7
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.1

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Pescadero State Beach Surf Guide

Pescadero State Beach in San Mateo is an exposed beach and reef break that is often working. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Offshore winds blow from the east. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Watch out for rips and sharks.

Pescadero State Beach Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
11.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Pescadero State Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Pescadero State Beach 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 Pescadero State Beach (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Pescadero State Beach 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 40% of the time in January while 35% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 25% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Pescadero State Beach Location Map

Interactive Pescadero State Beach 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 Pescadero State Beach is Moffett Federal Afld (Mountain View) Airport (NUQ) in USA, 36 km (22 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Pescadero State Beach is San Francisco International Airport (SFO), also in USA, 39 km (24 miles) away.

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Pescadero State Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 16 April 2021, 16:41 Local Time
Friday 16
Wave (m) 0.8
Period (s) 16 16 16 16
Wind (km/h) 20
NW 20
NW 15
NNW 10
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Pescadero State Beach

Surf stats for Pescadero State Beach, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Pescadero State Beach

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

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