Surf’s Up on Ocean Beach

I stumbled upon this video while adding some Ocean Beach stuff on Youtube. It was quite a surprise to see, as when we were there in August, the waves/swells were only about 3 feet high, and the waters looked pretty scary then (Ocean Beach is notorious for its strong cross-currents). Judging by the height of the waves in relation to the height of the surfers here, some of the waves are about 18 feet tall, if not a bit more.

Here’s a photo that is representative of the wave heights when we visited last summer:

surf on ocean beach, san francisco, summer 2015

The surf forecast for today (January 11 2016) is 8- to 12-foot waves. You can check the surf report for daily updates at Ocean Beach Surf Report at

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