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San Francisco County Surfing

California, North > Northern California
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Despite being one of the world's best-loved tourist destinations, San Francisco is often overlooked by traveling surfers, who focus on the warmer water of Southern California or the numerous pointbreaks of ?Surf City USA?, namely Santa Cruz. The city breaks are regularly ignored by the surfing media, although this is definitely not the case with Mavericks, North America's prime big wave arena. Every winter, paddle-in or tow-in acts of bravado remind us that one of the heaviest breaks on the planet lies less than 48km (30mi) away from San Francisco's rolling hills, cable cars and famous bridge. Many surfers looking to escape city crowds will cross the Golden Gate Bridge and scout the Marin County coast, but for such a large metropolis, there is still room to move in the wide open spaces of Ocean Beach. Environmental problems centre on access and pollution at a handful of populated hot spots, plus there are always the white sharks to think about even though fatalities have been few in the last 75 years.
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6 - 14°C
4/3
8 - 17°C
4/3
11 - 20°C
4/3
12 - 22°C
4/3
11 - 22°C
4/3
7 - 16°C
4/3
+ High swell consistency
+ Big wave spots
+ Great city attractions
+ Entertainment and nightlife
- Cold water
- Urban crowds
- Shark factor
- Lack of sunshine
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  Forecast Surf Report Stormrider Guide
Guide icon Forecast icon Ocean Beach Star 3ft 8secs 308° 6mph Sunny No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 20
3
S - N Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Linda Mar / Pacifica Grey Star 2ft 8secs 295° 6mph Sunny No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Boulders and Sand 12
2
SW - N South Easterly Mid to High Tide