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Garths Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.5

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Garths Reef Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 9.9 °C

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Thursday, 28 May 2015, 21:16 Local time
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Wave (m) 1.0
WNW
1.0
SW
0.8
SW
0.9
WNW
Period (s) 12 16 16 12
Wind (km/h) 10
NW 10
NNW 10
NW 10
NW
Wind State cross-
off
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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.

United States 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.

light winds from the WNW

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Mist dry and cloudy
Air temperature
11 °C

Current weather near Garths Reef

Overall Garths Reef Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May

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Garths Reef Location Maps

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Garths Reef:

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Wave buoys nearest to Garths Reef:

Tide stations nearest to Garths Reef:

  • Closest tide station
    Crescent City
    4 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Brookings, Chetco Cove
    19 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Wedderburn, Rogue River
    47 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Trinidad Harbor
    50 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    McKinleyville
    57 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Garths Reef:

  • Closest ski area
    Mt Ashland (United States)
    83 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Mt Shasta (United States)
    110 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Willamette Pass (United States)
    169 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Stover Mountain Ski Area (United States)
    185 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Mt Bachelor (United States)
    200 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Garths Reef:

  • Closest city location
    Grants Pass (United States)
    66 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Eureka (United States)
    68 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Medford (United States)
    80 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Redding (United States)
    126 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Eugene (United States)
    168 mi

Airports

  • 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.
Garths Reef break location map and break info

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.