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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 74. Light northwest wind increasing to 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon.
SaturdaySaturday<br>Mostly sunny, with a high near 68. South wind 6 to 8 mph.
Sunday
Sunday<br>Partly sunny, with a high near 66. West southwest wind around 6 mph.
Monday
Monday<br>Patchy fog before 11am.  Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 66.
Tuesday
Tuesday<br>Patchy fog before 11am.  Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 66.
Wednesday
Wednesday<br>Patchy fog before 11am.  Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 65.
Thursday
Thursday<br>Patchy fog before 11am.  Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 64.
01AM-5mph from the NW
04AM-6mph from the W
10AM-5mph from the WNW
01PM-10mph from the WNW
04PM-11mph from the WNW
10PM-7mph from the W
01AM-6mph from the W
04AM-5mph from the SSW
10AM-8mph from the SSW
01PM-8mph from the SW
04PM-7mph from the WSW
10PM-7mph from the WSW
01AM-7mph from the W
04AM-7mph from the W
10AM-6mph from the WSW
01PM-6mph from the WSW
04PM-6mph from the WSW
10PM-7mph from the W
01AM-5mph from the W
04AM-5mph from the W
10AM-5mph from the SSW
01PM-6mph from the W
04PM-6mph from the W
10PM-10mph from the W
01AM-6mph from the W
04AM-6mph from the W
10AM-5mph from the W
01PM-7mph from the W
04PM-7mph from the W
10PM-11mph from the WNW
01AM-7mph from the W
04AM-7mph from the W
10AM-5mph from the W
01PM-7mph from the W
04PM-7mph from the W
10PM-11mph from the W
01AM-7mph from the W
04AM-7mph from the W
10AM-7mph from the WSW
01PM-9mph from the WSW
04PM-9mph from the WSW
10PM-11mph from the W


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