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San Francisco - Ocean Beach

Surf Reports for Ocean Beach (SFOB)


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Wednesday 6am - Ocean Beach, fair surfing

A bit textured and closing out but some fun peeling shoulder high sets. Worth getting wet imho.

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Tuesday 6am - Ocean Beach

SFOB buoys showing 5@15. Looks more like 5@5. Moderate to stiff wind, but still fairly glassy. Probably only worth it for the desperate.

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18

had a quick session, crumbly on the outside, punchy inside sections. a few rides, nothing to write home about.

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poor+
overcast, onshore and a bit mixed up, but still swell in the water so there are plenty of rideable waves. the inside is looking a bit cleaner, maybe chest - shoulder high. I'd bet it's cleaner at some of the more protected spots but if you don't have time to drive, OB will definitely offer a workout and a few quick rides. If I get any decent pics I'll post them up after my session.

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204

Plenty of energy in the water from the south and west swells. It's currently chest high to overhead but a bit disorganized looking. There is a fairly strong wind out of the southwest. I think OB might not be the call today. Overall I'd say it was poor+

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It's another overcast morning at Ocean Beach with light winds and fairly glassy surf. The buoys are reporting 4'@6s but we've still got a lot of the longer period (8-10s) windswell in the water. Winds are still light and conditions are fairly clean, but once again lacking any power. I didn't see anything I'd call rideable. You might find something to tickle your fancy though, providing that you have a fancy that's easily tickled. Poor+.

As I said yesterday, I'm on vacation in Canadia all next week so it would be awesome if someone else could do a regular OB forecast next week.

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Thursday 7am - Ocean Beach, poor surfing

This fine Thursday morning Ocean beach brings us a breeze out of the southwest and a mixture of NW windswell and a SW groundswell approaching the beach from 241°. I don't see much evidence of the groundswell. It's looking very similar to yesterday with waist high waves lethargically stumbling towards shore. It's fairly organized however and with enough patience and the right board you will probably get a few unmemorable rides. Poot+. On an unrelated note, I'm on vacation in Canadia all next week so it would be awesome if someone else could do a regular OB forecast.

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Wednesday 6am - Ocean Beach, poor surfing

Wednesday morning at Ocean Beach brings us overcast skies and light winds. The Ocean is fairly glassy and the swell is dominated by long period windswell in the 10s range. The end result is nice long organized looking lines, peeling nicely in places. The bad news is that it's really small and weak looking, perhaps in the waist high range. I didn't see much that looked that fun and rideable but if you pick your board and spot carefully, you might get a few. Poor+

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50

It's another cool and overcast morning at Ocean Beach. The good news is that the wind has backed off and conditions are now fairly glassy. The bad news is that the longer period windswell that has been showing for the last few days has faded. The conditions are fairly clean but lacking much power, with a parade of knee to waist high waves ambling towards shore. If you find the right spot and have some patience you might find something to put a smile on your face.

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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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204

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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50

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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