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San Mateo County
Wave Heights



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


This Afternoon
This Afternoon<br>Rain. The rain could be heavy at times.  High near 61. South wind around 17 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
SaturdaySaturday<br>Mostly cloudy, with a high near 61. East wind 5 to 7 mph becoming south in the afternoon.
Sunday
Sunday<br>Partly sunny, with a high near 63. South wind around 6 mph becoming calm  in the morning.
Monday
Monday<br>Mostly sunny, with a high near 63.
Tuesday
Tuesday<br>Mostly sunny, with a high near 64.
Wednesday
Wednesday<br>Mostly sunny, with a high near 62.
Christmas Day
Christmas Day<br>Sunny, with a high near 61.
12AM-14mph from the S
03AM-17mph from the S
09AM-20mph from the SSE
12PM-14mph from the SSW
03PM-16mph from the S
09PM-3mph from the WNW
12AM-3mph from the ESE
03AM-5mph from the ENE
09AM-5mph from the ENE
12PM-6mph from the SSE
03PM-7mph from the S
09PM-6mph from the S
12AM-9mph from the SE
03AM-9mph from the SE
09AM-7mph from the SSE
12PM-1mph from the S
03PM-1mph from the S
09PM-10mph from the NW
12AM-8mph from the NNW
03AM-8mph from the NNW
09AM-7mph from the N
12PM-5mph from the NNW
03PM-5mph from the NNW
09PM-7mph from the NW
12AM-2mph from the NW
03AM-2mph from the NW
09AM-2mph from the ENE
12PM-3mph from the ENE
03PM-3mph from the ENE
09PM-6mph from the N
12AM-5mph from the N
03AM-5mph from the N
09AM-3mph from the NNE
12PM-1mph from the NNW
03PM-1mph from the NNW
09PM-8mph from the WNW
12AM-8mph from the NNW
03AM-8mph from the NNW
09AM-13mph from the N
12PM-10mph from the N
03PM-10mph from the N
09PM-11mph from the N


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