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San Francisco - Ocean Beach

Surf Reports for Ocean Beach (SFOB)


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Wednesday 1pm - Ocean Beach, fair- surfing

It was fun for a bit. I wasn't out far enough and had an outside set close in front of me which resulted in one hell of a ride back to the inside on the white wash / reform. A few boogie boarders out killing it and one who mentioned he got shoved to the floor a couple times. Sunshine and funk.

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1520
Wednesday 2pm - Ocean Beach, fair surfing

Fair + really but I barely believe it myself. it looks terrible from the beach, and paddling out but once you hit the outer bar it's on. Caught a dozen awesome waves, steep drops, 2 very long rides.

Just goes to show you never really know until you paddle out.

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418

Surprised by the amount of energy this afternoon. HH+ Texture on it but shape was still decent. Paddle out was only possible in the rip. I stood in waist deep water waiting for a lull and watched a guy get pushed all the way in to where I was. I ended up riding some too far and did the same circuit three times. The dues where worth it though.

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1890

Well for those few that were out this afternoon the "rare" sets and light winds were a fun surprise.

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531

Poor + + + + + +... I went out at about 5:30. I saw a handful of people out there and paddled out. I spent like an hour bobbing around trying to find surfable waves to no avail. I was getting read to pack up my toys and go home to post my poor - - - - - report, but then I made my way over to a nice little spot and found a ton of fun little punchy inner bar corners. So after like an hour of no waves, I find myself getting wave after wave and having a blast. I went through one more lull and another fun session before turning in for the night. Poor + for the conditions. One + for my first session since Sunday. Another + for some fun little corners. And three +'s for my little zen moment on the sand at the end of my session. Usually I'm in such a rush to get my surfing in and get back to doing whatever it is I have to do. Tonight I took it slow after my session. I stretched on the sand, enjoyed the sounds, sights, and smells of the ocean, and watched the Snowy Plovers scurrying around. During those few minutes, nothing else mattered, and I realized how damn lucky I was to be alive and to be there. Life is good... enjoy it while you can.

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375

This is the 6:30AM report, your mileage may vary. I stepped out of the car this morning pretty pumped, expecting something real nice. I couldn't see a thing walking down to the water due to pea soup fog...really wasn't sure what to expect.

What I got was crossed up shored pound. Locally (50 foot areas) some zones were better than others; with some really making the most of the pound. I am going to call it fair- due to the seals surfing, the sun ultimately shining, and the guy playing "stranglehold" at full blast out his car as I was getting out this morning. And hey - it's April.

6
805

Fair minus. Somewhat fun in the morning but then size dropped and it got weird where I was. Fair for the sun and glass, minus for the lack of shoulders. Anyhow the lions hanging still out there. Jumping out and all real close. Kindo freaks me, floating around Big Mikes breakfast platter but what can you do.

5
94

A little late, but wanted to share my stoke from the weekend. Fair+ on Saturday before 11 which is when I got out of the water. Sunny, no current and some fun ones to be had.

6
805
Saturday 9pm - Ocean Beach, fair surfing

Fun in the morning fair to fair plus till eleven the wind messed it up thereafter I had one nice long walled up left happy faces all around

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1520

I had fun. I caught (short) waves. The + is for fun in poor conditions.

I think I'll go out more often in these subpar conditions.

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531

I went out from 6 until it was too dark to see. Surf was a bit funky and mixed up, but if you were in the right spot at the right time, some occasional decent corners showed up amidst the mess. It was also nice to be out for a change without waves of consequence, where you can focus on catching waves without having to worry about waves catching you. I had a blast. Definitely got my stoke on this evening.

6
531

I paddled out around 10ish. It started out really nice, I made it into the lineup in like 10 minutes without having to duckdive even once. It was pretty glassy with clean sets rolling in like head high-ish. I thought it was going to be one of those epic days where I was going to score a ton of sick waves. After about 10 minutes floating in the lineup figuring things out, I paddled for a wave, missed it, turned around and there were more behind it. I made it over the first one, and as soon as I got over, I knew I was screwed. Didn't even bother trying to get over the second one. So there I am, watching this 8 foot bomb about to drop on my head and all I could do was wait. I got totally worked, barely got a breath before the second one, and got worked again. I've never been so delighted to see my board still attached to my leash. After hanging out for a few minutes, I regained my composure and started to paddle back out. Again it was not too bad, but as soon as I thought I was home free... literally the same thing happened again. Conditions were really nice, but the admission fee was high for me today. There was a lot of energy in the water today relative to the size.

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