San Francisco is a special, beloved city known for its history, culture, style, and the dot.com revolution. It is also home to some world class surf. The notorious Mavericks in San Mateo is a big wave spot can humble even the most experienced big wave surfers. Fort Point is positioned directly under the Golden Gate Bridge and may have one of the most unique vantage points for any California surf spot. But the area also has spots for beginners like Linda Mar or miles of crushing beach break like Ocean Beach all in close proximity to amazing restaurants and museums, and the most powerful tech companies in the world.
Surfers in San Francisco have to be patient and endure cold, foggy, shark heavy water and very seasonal surf. Unfortunately, the best conditions are usually in the fall and winter when the water is at its most frigid. Alaskan storms bring constantly changing conditions in the winter that can make a spot go from closed out, to perfect, to flat within a day. Luckily for San Francisco area surfers, there is always something else to do in the city.