Continent
North America
Country
California (USA)
Next Big City
San Francisco
Next Town
San Mateo
 
Type:
Lake
Rider Ability:
Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Shop, Shower, Toilet, Food, Parking

Water

Type:
Shallow, Chop, Small wave, Medium wave
Hazards:
No information
Quality:
Cloudy
Best Tide:
Tide independent

In the San Francisco Bay. Big swell, open waters, great ramps, and long rides. The long fetch, shallow sandbars, and favorable currents make for spectacular swell in the 2-5 foot range. On epic NW wind days, 6-8 foot swells roll through the channel.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Medium
Hazards:
Rocks, Concrete
Beach Users:
None

Two beaches, small beach by parking lot. Larger (Mud Flats) 3 minute walk from parking, with a lot a debris around (rocks, concrete). On low tides there are a few more beaches downwind.

Weather

Spring:
Normal
Summer:
Shorty, Normal
Fall:
Normal
Winter:
Thick

In the spring, a full wetsuit is recommended. In summer thinner wetsuits will do and short sleeve wetsuits are sometimes used on warmer days - although full wetsuits are recommended to survive a hypothermia if you have to swim in from far out in the bay.

Wind

Best Months:
May, June, July, August, September
Wind Type:
Thermal, Frontal
Best Direction:
NW
Main Direction:
W, WNW, NW

Very consistent site in season. Strong steady winds fairly close to shore. Winds are typically strong in the afternoon during the season. The season starts with strong NW winds in late March or April. During the summer, thermal winds continue into September but gradually get weaker. Blows from March thru October. Mostly 18-22 mph. NW winds are the steadiest. W is ok. SW can be gusty and shifty.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Long walk

Extra information

Rules
Zones

Nightlife

Great nightlife in San Francisco.