San Francisco
Wave Heights

Near Shore Wave Height Forecast
*San Francisco surf and weather forecast based on Ocean Beach Kelly Cove

This Afternoon
This Afternoon<br>Partly sunny, with a high near 59. West wind around 9 mph.
SundaySunday<br>Sunny, with a high near 61. Northwest wind 6 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.
Monday<br>Sunny, with a high near 64. North wind 3 to 7 mph.
Tuesday<br>Sunny, with a high near 66.
Wednesday<br>Sunny, with a high near 65.
Thursday<br>Sunny, with a high near 68.
Friday<br>Sunny, with a high near 69.
01AM-9mph from the WNW
04AM-7mph from the WNW
10AM-6mph from the W
01PM-9mph from the WSW
04PM-9mph from the W
10PM-10mph from the W
01AM-8mph from the NW
04AM-7mph from the NW
10AM-6mph from the NW
01PM-8mph from the NW
04PM-11mph from the W
10PM-9mph from the NW
01AM-7mph from the NW
04AM-5mph from the NW
10AM-3mph from the N
01PM-6mph from the N
04PM-7mph from the NW
10PM-6mph from the NW
01AM-3mph from the NW
04AM-3mph from the N
10AM-5mph from the NE
10AM-3mph from the N
01PM-7mph from the NNE
01PM-7mph from the N
04PM-7mph from the NW
04PM-7mph from the WNW
10PM-8mph from the NW
10PM-7mph from the WNW
01AM-8mph from the NW
01AM-7mph from the WNW
04AM-7mph from the NW
04AM-7mph from the NNW
10AM-8mph from the NE
01PM-10mph from the N
04PM-10mph from the NW
10PM-11mph from the W
01AM-9mph from the N
04AM-14mph from the N
10AM-15mph from the NNE
01PM-13mph from the NNE
04PM-14mph from the NNE
10PM-8mph from the N
01AM-7mph from the NNE
04AM-8mph from the ENE
10AM-7mph from the ENE
01PM-10mph from the ENE
04PM-5mph from the ENE
10PM-3mph from the WNW

How this works

This chart shows you 7-days worth of swell/weather/wind information all in place. You have “incoming swell” (in feet) charted by the blue line on the gray graph. You have the weather icons for each day below the graph and you have the wind, speed and direction represented by the directional arrows topped by a blue “wind strength” indicator.

These nearshore wave height forecasts are custom built for each surf region using an average/above-average indicator break as a focal point. These forecasts aren’t just some knock-off of a generic Wavewatch III spectral point being regurgitated, these are true nearshore forecasts that use proprietary algorithms factoring in things like swell windows, island shadowing, bathymetry data, swell-period travel time, and other critical forecast components that tune the nearshore forecast specifically for your region, giving you a good solid overview of incoming swell, weather and wind, so that you can go out and find the best spot to score.

San Francisco Offshore Swell Forecast

How this works

The Offshore Swell Forecast shows you the 7-day forecast starting at the current time and going out from the latest forecast run. Mousing over any part of the graph (any line including the solid shaded area in the background) will pop up a new box near your pointer that shows the DATE/TIME/COMBINED BUOY HEIGHT in the top of the box, and then the specifics of the line you are hovering over like SWELL HEIGHT, SWELL PERIOD, SWELL DIRECTION (both in Simple Compass direction, like Northwest, and specific degrees 308). If you follow the contour of the line you can see hour by hour how that swell behaves over the course of the forecast period.

*Note: clicking on an individual swell in the legend of the chart you can “hide” that data stream making the chart easier to navigate