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San Francisco - Ocean Beach

Surf Reports for Ocean Beach (SFOB)


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The surf this morning is reminding me of the movie "Groundhog Day", and get used to it because it looks like it's going to be groundhog day all week. We don't have enough swell in the water to make things interesting, which is a real shame, since we have favorable local conditions. Anyway the swell is clean, the ocean is smooth but the waves are good but too small for much fun to be had. I feel like it's time that I bring up our old friend rc surfer.

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The summer doldrums are comfortably situated at Ocean Beach and not showing any signs of leaving. It's another overcast morning. Winds are light onshore and the surf is clean looking, with orderly lines regularly marching their way towards shore. It's really small and weak though, perhaps knee to waist high. It looks like a great morning to teach a kid to surf or to get out that paddle board that you bought and haven't tried yet. There is still no swell forecast on the horizon. I'm going to get out of the fog and go mountain biking.

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Saturday 12pm - Ocean Beach, poor surfing

Conditions were kind of weak as senior DuckDive called it...however, that doesn't change our desperation :)
As tribute to him and the surfer's condition, needing to at least get wet, I bring you a belated South Ocean Beach stoke report video, featuring X - We're desperate :D

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Saturday 6am - Ocean Beach, poor surfing

Ocean Beach has settled into a nice comfortable pattern of overcast skies, moderate onshore breeze, and a weak windswell. It's looking very similar to the last few days, perhaps not quite as clean though. We're now looking at a mix of short and longer period windswell producing surf in the waist high range. It's not a complete disaster though, there are nice clean lines marching toward the beach and I see at least one guy venturing out. But overall it's looking kinda gray and crumbly. I think I'm going to pass.

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It's the same story that we've had for a few days at Ocean beach: overcast skies, moderate onshore breeze, and a weak windswell producing small crumby surf. It looks smaller than it has for the last couple of days, maybe waist high and fairly textured. I didn't see much to call rideable. Sadly we don't have much of interest on the horizon either.

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Thursday 6am - Ocean Beach, poor surfing

This morning looks almost identical to yesterday, with a fairly smooth Ocean, overcast skies and a moderate breeze out of the Southwest. The surf is still well organized but very weak and crumbly, the same mix of longer period windswell in the 10s range and the SW New Zealand from 225°. Probably with the right board you can find a wave or two to ride.

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Wednesday 9pm - Ocean Beach

Small waves at SFOB today, slight wind, but doable

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Wednesday 6am - Ocean Beach, poor surfing

Wednesday morning brings us smooth-ish Ocean, overcast skies and a relatively strong breeze out of the Southwest. The surf isn't looking too inspiring. There is a regular parade of waist high waves doing their best to look rideable, but not looking too convincing. It's reasonably well organized though, it's mostly longer period windswell in the 10s range. With the right board, you could find something to amuse you. We've also got a little pulse from the SW New Zealand swell showing at the buoy from 225° but I don't see any evidence of it at the beach.

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It's another grey, foggy, overcast morning at Ocean Beach. Conditions are looking far from stellar with weak, crumbly, funky surf staggering towards shore harassed by moderate onshore breeze. There is still a little of the 10s windswell energy in the water, but most of the energy is much more local. Overall it's not looking worth it, but if you really have to get out, you might be able to make a drop or two. Personally, I'm glad for a chance to rest my tired paddling muscles after a fun stretch of surf days.

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Tuesday 6am - Ocean Beach

If you've seen Surfline's Fair- forecast for this morn at SFOB, don't let it fool you...It's not. It's small, dribbly, and blowing. Bah.

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I hope you are not too tired from a weekend of great surf, because Ocean Beach is still giving. We've got light winds and a mixture of fading SW 16s energy and some decent long period windswell in the 12s range from the west. Combined with the light winds this is producing very respectable surf in the chest to shoulder high range. We've got the usual overcast skies and light fog.

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Conditions are smaller and more intermittent than yesterday, but I had a great session with regular zippy head high to slightly overhead rides. No current to speak of. Light crowds. STOKED.

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It's another grey, drizzly morning at ocean beach. The wind is light and the ocean is glassy. The south swell is still in the water but looks smaller than yesterday. It us still managing to produce shoulder to head high waves at the better parts of the beach. There are some snappy, hollow waves if you can work yourself into the right spot.

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