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Garths Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.3
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.3

Overall: 3.1

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Garths Reef

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Garths Reef

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Garths Reef

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Type: reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 11.0 °C

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Sunday, 9 December 2018, 22:33 Local time
Wave (m) 3.0
Period (s) 12 17 16 16
Wind (km/h) 10
SE 10
SE 5
E 5
Wind State cross-
cross cross-

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Garths Reef in Del Norte County is a sheltered reef break that only works once in a while. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the north. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. A right hand reef break. Best around low tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Watch out for sharks.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Crescent City, California, 6 km from Garths Reef.

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Garths Reef Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Crescent City Airport, 2 km from Garths Reef.


Mist dry and cloudy
Air temperature
10.0 °C

Current weather near Garths Reef

Overall Garths Reef Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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  • Closest city location
    66 mi
  • Second closest city location
    68 mi
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    80 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    126 mi
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    168 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to Garths Reef is Chico Muni Airport (CIC) in USA, which is 298 km (185 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Garths Reef is Beale Afb (Marysville) Airport (BAB), also in USA, 377 km (234 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Garths Reef, CAL - Del Norte County. Use the tab navigation above to view Garths Reef sea temperature, Garths Reef photographs, Garths Reef detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Garths Reef webcams, current wind from CAL - Del Norte County live weather stations and Garths Reef 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 Garths Reef.