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The Fort ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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The Fort Surf Guide

The Fort in Sonoma is a quite exposed reef break that has reliable surf. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. Offshore winds are from the northeast with some shelter here from northwest winds. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. A left hand reef break. Best around high tide. Sometimes crowded. Beware of sharks, rips and rocks.

The Fort Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
10.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing The Fort:

The best conditions reported for surf at The Fort occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf The Fort (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing The Fort 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 12% of the time in January while 23% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 65% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
12%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
23%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
65%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore The Fort Location Map

Interactive The Fort 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 The Fort is Travis Afb (Fairfield) Airport (SUU) in USA, 118 km (73 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to The Fort is San Francisco International Airport (SFO), also in USA, 125 km (78 miles) away.

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The Fort Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 25 February 2021, 11:59 Local Time
Thursday 25
1PM4PM7PM10PM
Wave (m) 3.0
NW
3.0
NW
3.0
NW
3.0
NW
Period (s) 9 9 8 9
Wind (km/h) 15
NW 20
NW 20
NW 20
NNW
Wind State cross cross cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at The Fort

Surf stats for The Fort, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at The Fort

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

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