San Mateo County
Wave Heights

Near Shore Wave Height Forecast
*San Mateo County surf and weather forecast based on Mavericks

Today<br>Clear, with a low around 42. East northeast wind 7 to 10 mph.
MondayMonday<br>Partly cloudy, with a low around 44. North northeast wind around 6 mph becoming light and variable  after midnight.
Tuesday<br>Partly cloudy, with a low around 46. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northeast in the evening.
Wednesday<br>Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47.
Thursday<br>A slight chance of rain.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52.
Friday<br>A chance of rain.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49.
Saturday<br>Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48.
12AM-16mph from the ENE
03AM-16mph from the ENE
09AM-17mph from the ENE
12PM-15mph from the ENE
03PM-3mph from the ENE
09PM-7mph from the NE
12AM-11mph from the ENE
03AM-12mph from the ENE
09AM-10mph from the ENE
12PM-7mph from the ENE
03PM-7mph from the ENE
09PM-2mph from the NNW
12AM-12mph from the NE
03AM-12mph from the NE
09AM-13mph from the ENE
12PM-1mph from the SSE
03PM-1mph from the SSE
09PM-3mph from the NNW
12AM-4mph from the N
03AM-4mph from the N
09AM-3mph from the E
12PM-4mph from the ENE
03PM-4mph from the ENE
09PM-1mph from the NW
12AM-6mph from the SSE
03AM-6mph from the SSE
09AM-13mph from the SSE
12PM-17mph from the S
03PM-17mph from the S
09PM-12mph from the W
12AM-7mph from the WNW
03AM-7mph from the WNW
09AM-6mph from the NW
12PM-7mph from the N
03PM-7mph from the N
09PM-8mph from the NNW
12AM-5mph from the N
03AM-5mph from the N
09AM-5mph from the ENE
12PM-5mph from the ENE
03PM-5mph from the ENE
09PM-4mph from the ENE

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 Mateo County 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

San Mateo County Surf Spots
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