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>Mostly sunny, with a high near 57. West northwest wind 6 to 8 mph.
WednesdayWednesday<br>Rain, mainly after 10am.  High near 57. South wind 8 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Thursday<br>A 40 percent chance of showers.  Partly sunny, with a high near 55. North wind 11 to 14 mph becoming west in the morning.  New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Friday<br>Partly sunny, with a high near 56.
Saturday<br>Mostly sunny, with a high near 58.
Sunday<br>Partly sunny, with a high near 61.
Monday<br>Partly sunny, with a high near 60.
12AM-7mph from the N
03AM-13mph from the ENE
09AM-14mph from the ENE
12PM-10mph from the ENE
03PM-9mph from the NW
09PM-6mph from the NNW
12AM-4mph from the NNW
03AM-5mph from the SE
09AM-13mph from the SSE
12PM-17mph from the S
03PM-20mph from the S
09PM-23mph from the S
12AM-8mph from the SW
03AM-8mph from the SW
09AM-15mph from the SW
12PM-11mph from the NW
03PM-11mph from the NW
09PM-16mph from the W
12AM-16mph from the W
03AM-16mph from the W
09AM-10mph from the NW
12PM-3mph from the N
03PM-3mph from the N
09PM-5mph from the WNW
12AM-4mph from the WNW
03AM-4mph from the WNW
09AM-2mph from the ENE
12PM-1mph from the ENE
03PM-1mph from the ENE
09PM-6mph from the NNW
12AM-7mph from the NNW
03AM-7mph from the NNW
09AM-8mph from the NNE
12PM-7mph from the N
03PM-7mph from the N
09PM-8mph from the NNW
12AM-7mph from the N
03AM-7mph from the N
09AM-7mph from the NNE
12PM-6mph from the NNE
03PM-6mph from the NNE
09PM-7mph from the NNW

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