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San Francisco - Ocean Beach

Surf Reports for Ocean Beach (SFOB)


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Wednesday 3pm - Ocean Beach, poor surfing

For the most part the south swell is going right by SFOB. It's small and blown out. I watched the best south swell spots for a long time and only saw a few dumpy closeouts. Very few people out. I'd seek out better options if you plan to surf today.

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2848

Decent surf makes coming home from vacation a little less depressing. Water was about 20 degrees colder than the last time I stepped in the ocean yesterday morning. When I first got out between 9 and 10 it was jam packed and kind of inconsistent. After about 30-40 minutes the crowds thinned and shape and consistency improved. For a while I had a peak to myself. Pretty fun rides and mostly smooth surface conditions until the wind started creating a bit of lump toward the end of my session. Oh and I made a conscious effort to reposition my foot back further mid wave since I usually pop up with my back foot a bit too far forward... made a huge difference in turning. Scchhhhtttooookkkkeeed

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510
Saturday 2pm - Ocean Beach, fair surfing

Long period is better! Was on my own with a buddy for the first hour, then some familiar faces joined- surprisingly waves slowed down with the low tide.... Overall fair, ok waves, some shoulders, could have been a little bigger, warm water and a ton of wildlife yeah yeah

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792
Wednesday 8am - Ocean Beach, poor+ surfing

Well, things kind of came together today. Giving it a poor+ just because of summer conditions, but subjectively it felt better than that. HH on the sets, saw a lot of fun rights and lefts. Definitely one of the better OB days recently.

Saw a bit of shitty SoCal behavior out there. Chill and play nice kids :-)

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792

Conditions were pretty meh this AM. Better than unsurfable, not good. Intermittent waves rolling through. Sort of 'maintenance+'. I've surfed worse, but you weren't really missing anything.

Waist - shoulder high, bumpy & a bit closed out. Occasional set waves possibly slightly larger.

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2848

Junky, sloppy, choppy. Total washing machine. I felt like I was in an episode of deadliest catch, but on a surfboard instead of a boat. Lots of water moving around everywhere. I also got sat in a rip for a while before I realized it, and suddenly the shore was a lot further away than the last time I looked. I did end up catching one decent wave, and a few funky things that I guess you could call waves. Seems like all the waves had ledges ###### which made for some nice air on the drop in. Really funky stuff.

Not a damn soul in sight for most of the time until I saw two dudes for a brief moment until I caught a left and they disappeared from sight as I got positioned deep in the tube (ok, maybe not). I also saw what I thought was a person but it turned out to be a buoy. It was still attached to something though so my gate will have to wait.

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265

Lot of fun waves to be had. nice 2 in a half hour sesh. No complaints here

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1486

Paddled out into the random wave generator early. HH mushburgers and mixed up. Good to get a little size, but the shape wasn't so great. I don't think I had a single wave that produced a wall. Mostly just slow rollers. Weather was super nice and the water was warm. Had plenty of folks out there to keep me company too.

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792

Fairly weak but very clean, no wind. SH on sets, generally waist high. Fun with foam. Objectively poor+. Subjectively, kinda fun. Very few out, private surf session.

Very warm water and some gigantic jellyfish. 10-12" diameter ish.

10
1486

Waves that came through were weak and small. Generously WH. Started fairly clean with the slack morning wind, but once the wind came up, the surface texture basically made what was barely rideable, unrideable. Water is still warm and the purple sails, which I'd never seen before, were out in force. Crazy looking little sea creatures.

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2848

Wind was light and not a lot of surface texture, but it was pretty fat when I first got out there. The shape improved later on, but sets were really inconsistent with long lulls. There were some occasional nice shoulder high corners coming through, but they were popping up at random one at a time every 20 minutes or so. Lots of work to get it. Poor+ conditions, but I had a GOOD time.

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99
Saturday 10am - Ocean Beach, fair surfing

lead by example, right?

some kind of fun peaks coming in this morning. a bit crumbly and wonky with a light but steady onshore breeze but definitely surfable. got a bit better as the tide dropped. chest to shoulder high on some really spaced out sets. not many options up/down the beach, really only the one peak. the cam made it look better than it was but i'm not complaining.

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