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San Francisco - Ocean Beach

Surf Reports for Ocean Beach (SFOB)


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Wind is only medium. Even so, the waves, are small and crumbly. They looked shallow but it's hard to tell since no one was out.

Doable if you're desperate but the beach, she don't look real compelling today.

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Happy Monday. It's another overcast morning at Ocean Beach with a decent wind out of the SSW. Conditions this morning are looking pretty much identical to the last two days. We've got a decent long period windswell in the water but local winds are funking it up. The end result is more sectiony, crumbly, junky windswell. If you are motivated to go out, you'll probably find a few decent ones. If you have time for a drive you'll probably find something better.

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Conditions are almost identical to yesterday morning. We've got overcast skies and some wind out of the South West doing some damage to the surf. It's sectiony, crumbly and fairly disorganized. It's rideable if you are desperate and I do see a fairly regular chest high+ shoulder that looks workable. I suspect that a drive might be the way to go today. Poor+

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Saturday 6am - Ocean Beach, poor surfing

The strong north west wind has swung around to the south west but is still fairly strong at ocean beach. It is accompanied this morning with cool temperatures and overcast skies. The surface of the ocean has that sandpaper look to it and the waves are funky and sectiony, perhaps in the shoulder high range. Overall it looks crappy, with a very occasional semi rideable shoulder. There is some good windswell energy in the water so I'm guessing it's working better elsewhere.

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At Ocean Beach we have another overcast morning with a moderate to stiff onshore breeze. We're starting to see a little more of the longer period windswell from 270°. The surf, however, continues to be dominated by shorter period windswell and is looking pretty unappetizing. Crumbly and junky in the waist to shoulder high range. You could probably get out there and snag one or two but it doesn't look like much fun. The longer period swell should build into tomorrow.

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Thursday 6am - Ocean Beach, poor surfing

The amazing weather of yesterday has quickly given way to more typical summer fare at Ocean Beach: an overcast sky with a stiff onshore breeze. Wave-wise, we have a mixture of short period windswell with a generous helping of funk and warble. Overall it's looking very poor but no a complete no-go if you are feeling particularly desperate.

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Wednesday 6am - Ocean Beach, poor surfing

It's another foggy morning at Ocean Beach. There is a moderate onshore breeze. The buoys are reporting a deceptive 3'@14s. There is a small pulse of groundswell from the southwest but the energy that is showing at the beach is much more windswelly, in the 8s range. The end result is more of typical weak, sectiony summer surf. It looks to be in the waist high range. Overall it looks uninspiring, but it's not totally blown out, so if you have to get in the water you might find something a little better than Tracey found at the great lakes

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Tuesday 6am - Ocean Beach

If you are dreaming of SFOB, keep dreaming. Tiny wind blown crap at the beach. Keep sleeping and let your dream surfer get some.

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Very mellow, but clean and glassy waist to shoulder high waves this morning. It was an amazing morning at the beach with warm water, sunshine filtering through a light fog. Seals and dolphins everywhere. No magic ponies prancing over rainbows sadly.

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The fog is back at Ocean beach, but not nearly as thick as yesterday morning. As an unusual summer treat, we've got an offshore breeze keeping things glassy. The SW swell has all but disappeared but the 10s windswell is still very apparent in the water. The tide is low and going out. It's looking a little smaller than the buoy readings would have implied but it still looks like a great morning to get out and enjoy the surf. I'll add an post-surf when I get out.

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The mid-day surf was fair-. Not nearly as good as early this morning. There were still were plenty of shoulder high waves to be had, but not as hollow and glassy as earlier.

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definitely worth the paddle. backs off a lot on the takeoff but getting better with the low tide. clean and fun.

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It's a foggy morning at ocean beach with light winds out of the south. according to the buoy we should be seeing some fairly clean chest to head high waves, but it's too foggy to see much of anything. I'm going to paddle out anyway and see what's out there. If you are a bit more patient you might want to wait until the fog burns off. It shouldn't be too long.

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