Continent
North America
Country
Oregon (USA)
Next Big City
Portland
Next Town
Seaside, Gearhart
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Parking

Water

Type:
Small wave, Medium wave
Hazards:
None
Quality:
Clean
Best Tide:
No information

Waves range from flat calm to overhead all summer long. The conditions are continually changing and creating a new playground daily. Predominant swells are from the North/Northwest and a clean 6 foot swell is not uncommon in the middle of summer. This is not chop, these are real waves with real potential. Surfing is best in the winter when the big swells hit the infamous breaks in this area. But you must love big waves to surf the winter here.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Big
Hazards:
None
Beach Users:
None

Soft white sand about 200 yards wide. The beach goes from Astoria Oregon to Seaside Oregon, 22 miles in total. Cars are allowed on the beach so you can have your friend follow you on a downwinder. Or, park one car down wind, drive up the beach, unpack your gear from your car. The beaches are beautiful and empty. Everyone up here hates the wind, so there is no one on the sunny, but windy, sand.

Weather

Spring:
Normal
Summer:
Normal
Fall:
Normal
Winter:
Thick

Wind

Best Months:
March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October
Wind Type:
Thermal
Best Direction:
N, NW, NNW
Main Direction:
N, NW, NNW



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
No walk

Extra information

Rules
None

Say hello to the local kiters. The scene is growing here with transplants from the Gorge realizing this is better than the Gorge. Be courteous, launch downwind of the locals. But definitely introduce yourself to them. They are a wealth of knowledge for the area and all of them are friendly.

Nightlife

No nightlife.