San Mateo County
Wave Heights

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

Tonight<br>Showers likely, mainly between 10pm and 4am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47. North northwest wind 8 to 11 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Monday NightMonday Night<br>Partly cloudy, with a low around 46. North northwest wind 14 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.
Tuesday Night
Tuesday Night<br>Mostly clear, with a low around 45. North wind 13 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.
Wednesday Night
Wednesday Night<br>Clear, with a low around 46.
Thursday Night
Thursday Night<br>Mostly clear, with a low around 47.
Friday Night
Friday Night<br>Mostly clear, with a low around 50.
Saturday Night
Saturday Night<br>Partly cloudy, with a low around 50.
12AM-12mph from the NE
03AM-12mph from the NE
09AM-3mph from the NNE
12PM-5mph from the W
03PM-7mph from the W
09PM-12mph from the W
12AM-14mph from the WNW
03AM-11mph from the W
09AM-9mph from the N
12PM-10mph from the NNW
03PM-14mph from the NW
09PM-17mph from the NW
12AM-19mph from the NW
03AM-17mph from the NW
09AM-18mph from the NNW
12PM-6mph from the N
03PM-6mph from the N
09PM-15mph from the NW
12AM-12mph from the NNW
03AM-12mph from the NNW
09AM-7mph from the NNE
12PM-7mph from the NE
03PM-7mph from the NE
09PM-15mph from the NNW
12AM-6mph from the NNW
03AM-6mph from the NNW
09AM-3mph from the NNE
12PM-3mph from the NNW
03PM-3mph from the NNW
09PM-10mph from the NW
12AM-8mph from the WNW
03AM-8mph from the WNW
09AM-6mph from the NW
12PM-4mph from the NW
03PM-4mph from the NW
09PM-7mph from the NW
12AM-5mph from the NW
03AM-5mph from the NW
09AM-5mph from the WNW
12PM-6mph from the WNW
03PM-6mph from the WNW
09PM-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 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
current conditions