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Big Lagoon ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 2.8

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Big Lagoon Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 11.7 °C

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Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 02:20 Local time
Wednesday 23
Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 11 18 11 12
Wind (km/h) 0
W 5
W 10
Wind State glass glass glass cross-

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Big Lagoon in Humboldt County is a beach break that has pretty consitent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Ideal winds are from the southeast. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Even when the surf is up, crowds are unknown. Beware of - Rips / undertow.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

At Big Lagoon (0 km).

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Big Lagoon Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Trinidad, 11 km from Big Lagoon.


Air temperature
12 °C

Current weather near Big Lagoon

Buoy Data:

At Humboldt Bay, North Spit, CA, 21 miles from Big Lagoon.

  9PM 10PM 11PM 12AM
Data Age 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr 0 hr
Wave height (m) 1.4
Dominant period (s) 9 9 10 9

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Overall Big Lagoon Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May

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Town and city forecasts close to Big Lagoon:

  • Closest city location
    25 mi
  • Second closest city location
    98 mi
  • Third closest city location
    99 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    104 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    156 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to Big Lagoon is Chico Muni Airport (CIC) in USA, which is 245 km (152 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Big Lagoon is Beale Afb (Marysville) Airport (BAB), also in USA, 321 km (199 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Big Lagoon, CAL - Humboldt. Use the tab navigation above to view Big Lagoon sea temperature, Big Lagoon photographs, Big Lagoon detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Big Lagoon webcams, current wind from CAL - Humboldt live weather stations and Big Lagoon tide predictions. The United States swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United States and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United States wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Big Lagoon.