Surfing underneath the Golden Gate Bridge

For more photos and videos of the surf at Fort Point, explore the Fort Point National Historic Site location page.

On the south end of San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge lies Fort Point National Historic Site, home to one of the most picturesque surf spots on the planet. Under ideal conditions, waves break right under the bridge and wrap around the point into a protected, calm cove. Beautiful though it may be, beware: the outgoing tide is strong, white sharks often visit the waters and the fickle left break is short, narrow and crowded. Surfers can catch the waves at only one takeoff point, which makes the lineup contentious and has earned Fort Point a reputation for territorial surfers.