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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

Photo credit: Jeanette Frizzell

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Garths Reef

Photo credit: Jeanette Frizzell

Type: reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 13.9 °C

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Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 13:35 Local time
Wednesday 19
Wave (m) 0.7
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 30
NW 30
NW 25
NNW 15
Wind State cross-
off 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.

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.

light winds from the N

Air temperature
15.6 °C

Current weather near Garths Reef

Buoy Data:

At St Georges Buoy, 9 miles from Garths Reef.

  7AM 8AM 9AM 10AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 1.2
Dominant period (s) 5 5 13 13

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Overall Garths Reef Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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