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San Gregorio State Beach Surf Guide

San Gregorio State Beach in San Mateo is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the east. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around mid tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Watch out for rips and sharks.

San Gregorio State Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
15.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing San Gregorio State Beach:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing San Gregorio 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 San Gregorio State Beach Location Map

Interactive San Gregorio 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 San Gregorio State Beach is San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in USA, 32 km (20 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to San Gregorio State Beach is Moffett Federal Afld (Mountain View) Airport (NUQ), also in USA, 33 km (20 miles) away.

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San Gregorio State Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 19 August 2022, 13:40 Local Time
Friday 19
2PM5PM8PM11PM
Wave (m)
1.7
WNW
1.7
WNW
2
WNW
2
WNW
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h)
15
20
15
15
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at San Gregorio State Beach

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

Wind History at San Gregorio State Beach

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

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