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Gale Point ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0

Overall: 4.0

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Gale Point Spot ID

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Type: point


Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 11.7 °C

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Tuesday, 16 July 2019, 19:53 Local time
Wave (m) 1.1
Period (s) 18 18 18 17
Wind (km/h) 25
NNW 15
N 15
N 15
Wind State cross-

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Gale Point in Humboldt County is a point break. Works best in offshore winds from the northeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the optimum swell angle is from the southwest. Take care of - Urchins - Rips / undertow - Localism - Sharks.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Shelter Cove, California, 3 km from Gale Point.

IS AT (local time)

Gale Point Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Fortuna, 60 km from Gale Point.

moderate winds from the NW

Dry and cloudy
Air temperature
18 °C

Current weather near Gale Point

Buoy Data:

At Cape Mendocino, CA, 42 miles from Gale Point.

  3PM 4PM 5PM 6PM
Data Age 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr 0 hr
Wave height (m) 1.2
Dominant period (s) 18 15 15 17

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Overall Gale Point Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Town and city forecasts close to Gale Point:

  • Closest city location
    54 mi
  • Second closest city location
    96 mi
  • Third closest city location
    119 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    121 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    129 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to Gale Point is Chico Muni Airport (CIC) in USA, which is 188 km (117 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Gale Point is Beale Afb (Marysville) Airport (BAB), also in USA, 244 km (152 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Gale Point, CAL - Humboldt. Use the tab navigation above to view Gale Point sea temperature, Gale Point photographs, Gale Point detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Gale Point webcams, current wind from CAL - Humboldt live weather stations and Gale Point 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 Gale Point.