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Rockaway ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.5

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Rockaway Surf Forecast / CAL – San Mateo / USA

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 9 pm Wednesday 24 Feb 2021 PST
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Rockaway surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Rockaway sea temperature is 11.5 °C (Statistics for 24 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 12.1 max: 13.6 min: 10.8 °C)
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Rockaway surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Rockaway sea temperature is 11.5 °C (Statistics for 24 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 12.1 max: 13.6 min: 10.8 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Rockaway (calm at Pacifica 2 km from Rockaway). 2.0m 14 s period swell from WNW

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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Rockaway this week:

The surf forecast for Rockaway over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Thursday (Feb 25) at 7AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.5m and 13s period. The wind is predicted to be cross-shore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Rockaway in the next 7 days are 4.0m 10s and forecast to arrive on Saturday (Feb 27) at 1AM. Winds are predicted to be onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.1m 6s period and expected on Wednesday (Mar 03) at 10AM.

Wave TypeTime (PST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 7AM (Thu 25th Feb)5ft (1.5m) 13s
Best Surf 7AM (Sun 28th Feb)5.5ft (1.7m) 13s
Most Powerful 1AM (Sat 27th Feb)13ft (4.0m) 10s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Rockaway over the next 7 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Thursday
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
24444044032432213344233
T california.htsgw.metric.6.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.24.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
1.5
W
1.4
WNW
2.2
NW
2.5
NW
3
NW
3
WNW
4
NW
3
NW
3
NW
2.5
NW
1.5
W
1.3
WNW
1
WNW
0.7
W
0.7
WNW
0.6
W
0.9
WNW
1.3
W
1.5
W
1.3
W
1.2
W
0.9
WNW
0.9
WNW
1214141010101012121213131212121614131413131212
70574317881210199114553092270425971787799608334141140174346564818609490260248
20
NNE
10
NNE
15
NW
15
NNW
10
NNW
30
NW
20
NNW
10
N
25
NW
20
N
20
NE
10
N
10
SE
5
SSE
10
SSW
10
NE
10
NE
10
W
5
NNE
10
SSW
10
SW
5
SSW
5
SSW
crosscross-
on
oncross-
on
onononcross-
on
oncross-
on
crosscross-
on
offoffcross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
on
glasscross-
off
crosscross-
off
glass
8:48AM
2.48
10:26PM
2.06
9:33AM
2.53
10:57PM
2.15
10:19AM
2.52
11:29PM
2.24
11:08AM
2.45
12:03AM
2.31
12:00PM
2.32
12:39AM
2.37
12:58PM
2.16
1:19AM
2.40
2:04PM
1.99
2:04AM
2.40
2:53AM
1.26
3:51PM
0.20
3:37AM
1.14
4:27PM
0.19
4:22AM
1.01
5:03PM
0.24
5:09AM
0.88
5:40PM
0.36
6:00AM
0.77
6:18PM
0.52
6:54AM
0.67
6:59PM
0.73
7:54AM
0.60
7:43PM
0.94

Note: the tide data above is for Pacifica which is 1 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Rockaway.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Rockaway blow from the SE

Thursday
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclearclear
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131212101012911131314161314141414121212111110
8101079117912810131113131112121112111110
10101187969111213161213131414111211101110
-6:46--6:43--6:43--6:41--6:39--6:39--6:37--6:35
--6:00--6:00--6:01--6:02--6:04--6:05--6:06--

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 14°C on Sun morning, min 7°C on Thu night). Mainly fresh winds.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 16°C on Sun afternoon, min 10°C on Thu morning). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Rockaway Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Rockaway provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Rockaway can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Rockaway surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Rockaway) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Rockaway may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Rockaway is 1 km (1 miles) from Pacifica. If you plan a vacation in San Mateo, look for hotels and other accommodation in Pacifica. Pacifica has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.