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Elwha ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.2
Consistency of Surf: 2.8
Difficulty Level: 3.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.2

Overall: 2.6

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Elwha Spot ID

Right time, right place, Elwha photo


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Just another "Senior Moment" for a 70 year old, Elwha photo


Photo credit: Annie R.

Type: river


Best: Swell WNW | Wind S

Sea Temperature Today is: 11.2 °C

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Sunday, 16 June 2019, 17:41 Local time
Sunday 16
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 15
WNW 20
WNW 25
WNW 25
Wind State cross cross cross cross

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Generally, there are about 3-4 spots at the river mouth in Elwha that go off depending on the swell size, direction and tide. It is very tide fickle. There is a point break/river mouth, and it needs a powerful west to northwest swell to work. S-SW winds provide best offshore conditions.

Alaska United States wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Port Angeles, Washington, 10 km from Elwha.

IS AT (local time)

Elwha Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Port Angeles Airport, 6 km from Elwha.

light winds from the WNW

Air temperature
16.1 °C

Current weather near Elwha

Buoy Data:

At New Dungeness - 17 NM NE of Port Angeles, WA, 22 miles from Elwha.

  11AM 12PM 1PM 2PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.6
Dominant period (s) 4 4 3 3

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Overall Elwha Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in June

This picture shows the range of swells directed at Elwha over a normal June and is base... (show all text)

The figure illustrates how commonly and how strongly the wind blows from different dire... (show all text)

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Elwha Location Maps

Elwha Location Map

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Town and city forecasts close to Elwha:


  • The closest passenger airport to Elwha is Port Angeles Cgas Airport (NOW) in USA, 11 km (7 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Elwha is Victoria International Airport (YYJ) in Canada, 57 km (35 miles) away.
  • Third is Whidbey Island Nas Airport (NUW) in USA, 71 km (44 miles) away.
  • Snohomish Co (Everett) Airport (PAE) in USA is 99 km (61 miles) away.
  • Nanaimo Airport (YCD) in Canada is the fifth nearest airport to Elwha and is 103 km (64 miles) away.
Elwha break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Elwha, Washington. Use the tab navigation above to view Elwha sea temperature, Elwha photographs, Elwha detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Elwha webcams, current wind from Washington live weather stations and Elwha 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 Elwha.