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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 Surf Photo: 'Right time, right place' by gb

3 hours
earlier
Peak Waves Wind Wind Waves Swell 1 Swell 2 3 hours
later
1.7
W
35
SSW
SSW
0.8
SW
1.3
WNW
0.7
WNW
12 s cross-
off
4 s 10 s 12 s

Open ocean wave model on 28 February at 4 pm

Forecast wind and swell just offshore from Elwha around the time the photo was taken

Right time, right place, Elwha
user: gb (2 photos)
photo taken at: 3:23 pm 28 Feb 2017

Right time, right place

United States | Elwha

Average rating: 3.0
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The river mouth has in recent weeks (April 2017) made a hard westerly turn, a good bit of the current running straight out through the take-off terrain, steepening the wave and offering this. The rivermouth having long been schizophrehnic, this being but one of its entirely unreliable, ever-changing faces.

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.