Surf Under The Golden Gate at Fort Point

Fort Point, San Francisco, California, United States

  • Activities:

    Photography, Surfing

  • Skill Level:

    Advanced

  • Season:

    Autumn, Winter

Scenic

This is an iconic surfing location and the closest surf spot in San Francisco. When Ocean Beach is maxing, this might be a good option.

This has to one of the coolest spots to surf in the world. The break itself is a left point that requires a healthy swell to wrap into the bay, and only gets good on occasion. But when it's good, it can be an experience you'll never forget.

It's important to note, that when it's good, this is not a wave for beginners. There is a local crew that has this spot on lock and they do a great job of regulating the lineup. If you decide to paddle out, always be respectful and know your limits...and you should have a blast.

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  • Wetsuit
  • Surf gear
  • Respectful attitude
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This can actually be a pretty fun wave if there's enough size. But assuming you get it good, there's going to be a pretty heavy local vibe regulating things. Be patient and be respectful if you decide to paddle out.

about 2 years ago
about 2 years ago

a crazy rip on an outgoing tide, be careful.

over 4 years ago
over 4 years ago

The wave is friendlier than the crowd.

over 4 years ago
over 4 years ago

not a world class wave, but world class views

over 4 years ago
over 4 years ago

Sit slightly to the south east of the hippo rock on a 1.5x overhead swell and get stoked the spot shifts - less crowded on the take off, cleaner section.

over 4 years ago
over 4 years ago

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