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Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 1.5
Crowds: 3.0
Accommodation: 4.0

Overall: 3.7

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San Francisco Surf Forecast / South / Uruguay

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 8 am Sunday 18 Apr 2021 UYT
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San Francisco surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's San Francisco sea temperature is 21.7 °C (Statistics for 18 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 18.2 max: 20.0 min: 16.7 °C)
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San Francisco surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's San Francisco sea temperature is 21.7 °C (Statistics for 18 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 18.2 max: 20.0 min: 16.7 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at San Francisco (calm at Piriápolis wx 6 km from San Francisco).

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Actual: 41 min ago

Calm
2 km/h
NNW
Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for San Francisco this week:

The surf forecast for San Francisco over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Thursday (Apr 22) at 12AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.4m and 9s period with a secondary swell of 0.1m and 11s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at San Francisco in the next 12 days are 1.5m 12s and forecast to arrive on Saturday (Apr 24) at 6AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.6m 4s period and expected on Friday (Apr 23) at 9AM.

Wave TypeTime (UYT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)12AM (Thu 22nd Apr)4.5ft (1.4m) 9s
Best Surf 6AM (Sat 24th Apr)5ft (1.5m) 12s
Most Powerful 6AM (Sat 24th Apr)5ft (1.5m) 12s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for San Francisco over the next 12 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
Sunday
18
Monday
19
Tuesday
20
Wednesday
21
Thursday
22
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tuesday
27
Wednesday
28
Thursday
29
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
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T argentina.htsgw.metric.36.cc23
T argentina.htsgw.metric.60.cc23
T argentina.htsgw.metric.84.cc23
T argentina.htsgw.metric.108.cc23
T argentina.htsgw.metric.132.cc23
T argentina.htsgw.metric.156.cc23
T argentina.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
T argentina.htsgw.metric.204.cc23
T argentina.htsgw.metric.228.cc23
T argentina.htsgw.metric.252.cc23
T argentina.htsgw.metric.276.cc23
0.1
E
0.1
S
0.7
ENE
0.5
E
0.8
E
0.8
E
0.9
E
1
E
1.2
E
1.2
E
1.6
E
1.4
E
1.3
E
1.2
E
1.2
E
1.1
E
1.2
E
0.7
ESE
0.9
ESE
1
E
0.8
E
0.6
E
0.5
E
0.4
ESE
1.3
S
1.1
S
1
S
0.7
S
0.6
S
0.6
S
0.5
SSE
0.5
SSE
0.5
SSE
0.4
SSE
0.4
SSE
0.4
SSE
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121812212852761121552613183072903132863451702442761608557351198567312257443732365447
10
NE
15
E
20
NE
20
ENE
25
ENE
20
ENE
20
ENE
30
ENE
25
ENE
30
ENE
35
ENE
25
NE
25
ENE
25
NE
25
NE
25
NE
20
ENE
25
NE
10
NE
10
ESE
10
NE
10
SE
10
S
5
WNW
30
SSW
35
SW
30
WSW
35
WSW
35
W
25
W
25
W
25
WSW
15
WNW
10
NW
10
S
20
ENE
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrosscrosscrosscrosscrosscrosscross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
on
crosscrosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross
12:04AM
0.25
1:07AM
0.24
4:52PM
0.18
2:37AM
0.24
5:03PM
0.19
4:20AM
0.24
5:15PM
0.20
5:55AM
0.25
5:40PM
0.22
7:16AM
0.26
6:12PM
0.24
8:27AM
0.26
6:53PM
0.27
9:30AM
0.26
7:40PM
0.30
10:29AM
0.24
8:32PM
0.33
11:24AM
0.22
9:28PM
0.34
12:17PM
0.20
8:28AM
0.08
9:24AM
0.09
7:59PM
0.17
10:23AM
0.10
9:48PM
0.15
11:20AM
0.11
11:08PM
0.11
12:12PM
0.13
12:14AM
0.07
12:56PM
0.15
1:15AM
0.02
1:35PM
0.17
2:14AM
-0.01
2:09PM
0.18
3:13AM
-0.03
2:42PM
0.19
4:13AM
-0.03
3:15PM
0.18
5:15AM
-0.02
3:53PM
0.17

Note: the tide data above is for Piriapolis which is 4 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for San Francisco.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at San Francisco blow from the NNW

Sunday
18
Monday
19
Tuesday
20
Wednesday
21
Thursday
22
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tuesday
27
Wednesday
28
Thursday
29
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
light rain
moderate rain
light rain
rain showers
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
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172117172017182018182017182017182116161917181816181716161714151815161816
212219202117202217212217212217212217192018191917171716141514161717181918
7:05--7:07--7:07--7:09--7:09--7:09--7:11--7:11--7:13--7:13--7:13--7:15--
-6:13--6:12--6:09--6:08--6:07--6:07--6:06--6:05--6:04--6:01--6:00--6:00-

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 22°C on Sun afternoon, min 17°C on Sun morning). Mainly fresh winds.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Fri afternoon. Warm (max 22°C on Wed afternoon, min 16°C on Fri night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the ENE on Wed afternoon, light winds from the NE by Fri night).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 21mm), heaviest during Sun night. Warm (max 20°C on Sat afternoon, min 16°C on Sat morning). Winds increasing (calm on Sat night, fresh winds from the SW by Mon afternoon).

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 19°C on Thu afternoon, min 14°C on Tue night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the W on Tue morning, light winds from the WSW by Thu morning).

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Information about the San Francisco Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for San Francisco provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at San Francisco can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our San Francisco 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 (San Francisco) 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 San Francisco 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.

Are you planning a holiday in Uruguay - South? If you are looking for accommodation near San Francisco, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Uruguay - South, consider staying in Maldonado which is 28 km (17 miles) away. Other places in and around Uruguay - South where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include San Carlos which is 33 km (20 miles) away, Minas, Pando and Paso de Carrasco.