San Francisco
Wave Heights

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

Today<br>Sunny, with a high near 59. West northwest wind 11 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
WednesdayWednesday<br>Sunny, with a high near 60. Northeast wind 15 to 17 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph.
Thursday<br>Sunny, with a high near 58. East southeast wind 9 to 14 mph becoming north northeast in the morning.
Friday<br>Rain likely.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 60. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Saturday<br>Mostly cloudy, with a high near 58.
Sunday<br>Rain.  Cloudy, with a high near 59.
Monday<br>A slight chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 58.
12AM-7mph from the NW
03AM-9mph from the NW
09AM-10mph from the NW
12PM-13mph from the WNW
03PM-17mph from the WNW
09PM-18mph from the NW
12AM-16mph from the NW
03AM-16mph from the NW
09AM-13mph from the NE
12PM-13mph from the NE
03PM-15mph from the NW
09PM-17mph from the NW
12AM-7mph from the ESE
03AM-7mph from the ESE
09AM-8mph from the ESE
12PM-12mph from the NNE
03PM-12mph from the NNE
09PM-10mph from the NNE
12AM-14mph from the SW
03AM-14mph from the SW
09AM-14mph from the SW
12PM-10mph from the SW
03PM-10mph from the SW
09PM-7mph from the WSW
12AM-2mph from the N
03AM-2mph from the N
09AM-5mph from the SE
12PM-5mph from the SE
03PM-5mph from the SE
09PM-5mph from the S
12AM-11mph from the SSE
03AM-11mph from the SSE
09AM-16mph from the SSE
12PM-18mph from the SSE
03PM-18mph from the SSE
09PM-12mph from the S
12AM-7mph from the SSW
03AM-7mph from the SSW
09AM-6mph from the S
12PM-6mph from the S
03PM-6mph from the S
09PM-5mph from the SSW

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