San Francisco
Wave Heights

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

Overnight<br>Mostly clear, with a low around 50. Northwest wind around 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Wednesday NightWednesday Night<br>Clear, with a low around 49. North northwest wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.
Thursday Night
Thursday Night<br>Clear, with a low around 49. Northwest wind 13 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Friday Night
Friday Night<br>A 20 percent chance of rain after 11pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51.
Saturday Night
Saturday Night<br>A chance of rain, mainly after 11pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52.
Sunday Night
Sunday Night<br>A chance of rain.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50.
Monday Night
Monday Night<br>A slight chance of rain.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 49.
01AM-14mph from the NW
04AM-14mph from the NW
10AM-14mph from the NW
01PM-18mph from the WNW
04PM-20mph from the WNW
10PM-14mph from the NW
01AM-10mph from the NW
04AM-8mph from the NW
10AM-6mph from the NNW
01PM-7mph from the NW
04PM-14mph from the WNW
10PM-16mph from the WNW
01AM-14mph from the NW
04AM-13mph from the NW
10AM-10mph from the NW
01PM-11mph from the NW
04PM-15mph from the WNW
10PM-15mph from the WNW
01AM-13mph from the WNW
04AM-10mph from the W
10AM-8mph from the W
01PM-8mph from the WSW
04PM-10mph from the SW
10PM-9mph from the WSW
01AM-8mph from the SW
04AM-8mph from the SSW
10AM-10mph from the SSW
01PM-13mph from the SSW
04PM-15mph from the SW
10PM-10mph from the SSW
01AM-9mph from the SSW
04AM-8mph from the S
10AM-8mph from the S
01PM-9mph from the WSW
04PM-10mph from the W
10PM-10mph from the W
01AM-8mph from the WNW
04AM-7mph from the WNW
10AM-6mph from the NNW
01PM-7mph from the WNW
04PM-10mph from the WNW
10PM-9mph 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