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San Mateo County
Wave Heights



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


Today
Today<br>Sunny, with a high near 60. North northwest wind 13 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.
WednesdayWednesday<br>Mostly sunny, with a high near 60. North northwest wind 11 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
Thursday
Thursday<br>Sunny, with a high near 61. Light and variable wind.
Friday
Friday<br>A 50 percent chance of rain.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 60.
Saturday
Saturday<br>A slight chance of showers.  Partly sunny, with a high near 59.
Sunday
Sunday<br>Rain likely.  Cloudy, with a high near 60.
Monday
Monday<br>A slight chance of showers.  Partly sunny, with a high near 60.
12AM-11mph from the NNW
03AM-12mph from the NNW
09AM-13mph from the NNW
12PM-15mph from the NW
03PM-16mph from the NW
09PM-16mph from the NW
12AM-18mph from the NW
03AM-16mph from the NW
09AM-14mph from the NNW
12PM-13mph from the NE
03PM-12mph from the NW
09PM-14mph from the NNW
12AM-9mph from the ENE
03AM-9mph from the ENE
09AM-11mph from the ENE
12PM-6mph from the ENE
03PM-6mph from the ENE
09PM-8mph from the SSE
12AM-11mph from the S
03AM-11mph from the S
09AM-13mph from the SSW
12PM-9mph from the SW
03PM-9mph from the SW
09PM-6mph from the S
12AM-1mph from the SW
03AM-1mph from the SW
09AM-2mph from the SE
12PM-5mph from the SE
03PM-5mph from the SE
09PM-5mph from the SSE
12AM-9mph from the SSE
03AM-9mph from the SSE
09AM-15mph from the SSE
12PM-17mph from the SSE
03PM-17mph from the SSE
09PM-12mph from the S
12AM-6mph from the S
03AM-6mph from the S
09AM-3mph from the W
12PM-5mph from the S
03PM-5mph 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 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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