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


Tonight
Tonight<br>Rain likely.  Cloudy, with a low around 51. Breezy, with a south wind 23 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Monday NightMonday Night<br>Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46. East northeast wind around 10 mph.
Tuesday Night
Tuesday Night<br>Rain likely after 4am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. Light and variable wind becoming southeast around 5 mph in the evening.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Wednesday Night
Wednesday Night<br>Rain likely.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48. Breezy.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Thursday Night
Thursday Night<br>A slight chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46.
Friday Night
Friday Night<br>Partly cloudy, with a low around 46.
Saturday Night
Saturday Night<br>Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48.
12AM-16mph from the NW
03AM-10mph from the NW
09AM-4mph from the NW
12PM-8mph from the SW
03PM-11mph from the SW
09PM-15mph from the S
12AM-22mph from the S
03AM-21mph from the S
09AM-11mph from the SW
12PM-6mph from the WNW
03PM-10mph from the WNW
09PM-9mph from the NE
12AM-8mph from the NE
03AM-8mph from the ENE
09AM-7mph from the ENE
12PM-7mph from the ENE
03PM-7mph from the ENE
09PM-3mph from the NW
12AM-4mph from the SE
03AM-4mph from the SE
09AM-17mph from the SSW
12PM-25mph from the S
03PM-25mph from the S
09PM-21mph from the SSW
12AM-12mph from the W
03AM-12mph from the W
09AM-14mph from the WSW
12PM-12mph from the WNW
03PM-12mph from the WNW
09PM-11mph from the W
12AM-10mph from the WNW
03AM-10mph from the WNW
09AM-7mph from the NW
12PM-8mph from the NNW
03PM-8mph from the NNW
09PM-6mph from the NNW
12AM-4mph from the NNW
03AM-4mph from the NNW
09AM-4mph from the N
12PM-5mph from the NNE
03PM-5mph from the NNE
09PM-6mph from the N


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