San Francisco
Wave Heights

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

Overnight<br>A chance of drizzle, mainly before 1am.  Cloudy, with a low around 52. West wind around 10 mph.
Saturday NightSaturday Night<br>A chance of drizzle before 10pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 49. Northwest wind around 11 mph.
Sunday Night
Sunday Night<br>Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm  after midnight.
Monday Night
Monday Night<br>Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47.
Tuesday Night
Tuesday Night<br>A chance of rain.  Cloudy, with a low around 49.
Wednesday Night
Wednesday Night<br>A chance of rain.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51.
Thursday Night
Thursday Night<br>A chance of rain.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52.
01AM-9mph from the W
04AM-10mph from the W
10AM-13mph from the WNW
01PM-14mph from the WNW
04PM-15mph from the WNW
10PM-11mph from the W
01AM-11mph from the NW
04AM-11mph from the NW
10AM-9mph from the NNW
01PM-8mph from the N
04PM-9mph from the NW
10PM-7mph from the NW
01AM-5mph from the N
04AM-2mph from the N
10AM-5mph from the NE
01PM-6mph from the ENE
04PM-7mph from the ENE
10PM-7mph from the E
01AM-7mph from the E
04AM-8mph from the E
10AM-10mph from the E
01PM-11mph from the E
04PM-14mph from the E
10PM-10mph from the SE
01AM-13mph from the ENE
04AM-11mph from the E
10AM-11mph from the SE
01PM-13mph from the E
04PM-11mph from the E
10PM-8mph from the ENE
01AM-7mph from the E
04AM-7mph from the E
10AM-8mph from the E
01PM-9mph from the E
04PM-9mph from the S
10PM-8mph from the S
01AM-9mph from the S
04AM-10mph from the S
10AM-14mph from the SSE
01PM-15mph from the SSE
04PM-16mph from the S
10PM-11mph from the S

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