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Pomponio State Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.0

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Pomponio State Beach Surf Guide

Pomponio State Beach in San Mateo is an exposed beach break that has consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the east. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Rarely crowded here. Take care of rips and sharks.

Pomponio State Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
11.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Pomponio State Beach:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Pomponio 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 37% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 23% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
40%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
37%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
23%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Pomponio State Beach Location Map

Interactive Pomponio 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 Pomponio State Beach is Moffett Federal Afld (Mountain View) Airport (NUQ) in USA, 35 km (22 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Pomponio State Beach is San Francisco International Airport (SFO), also in USA, 36 km (22 miles) away.

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Pomponio State Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 15 April 2021, 07:44 Local Time
Thursday 15
8AM11AM2PM5PM
Wave (m) 0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
Period (s) 16 16 17 17
Wind (km/h) 0
ESE 10
WNW 15
WNW 15
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Swell History at Pomponio State Beach

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

Wind History at Pomponio State Beach

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

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