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 Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Del Norte County, USA)


Garths Reef Spot ID:

Type: reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 12.5 °C

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Wednesday, 1 April 2015, 20:07 Local time

Wed Thu
8PM 11PM 2AM 5AM
Wave (m) 3.0
Period (s) 13 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 30
NNW 20
N 15
NNE 15
Wind State off off off cross-

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Garths Reef in Del Norte County is a sheltered reef break that has inconsistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the north. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. Best around low tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Sharks may be a hazard at this break.

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

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Live Weather:

At Crescent City Airport, 2 km from Garths Reef.

strong winds from the NNW

Air temperature
11 °C

Current weather near Garths Reef

Overall Garths Reef Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Garths Reef:

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Closest break Point St George 1 mi
Second closest break Whaler Island 4 mi
Third closest break South Beach 4 mi
Fourth closest break Enderts Beach 6 mi
Fifth closest break Smith River and Kellogg Rd 10 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Garths Reef:

Closest wave buoy St Georges Buoy 9 mi
Second closest wave buoy Eel River Buoy 73 mi
Third closest wave buoy Port Orford Buoy 74 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy PT Arena Buoy 178 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy Stonewall Banks Buoy 198 mi

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

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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

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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
  • 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.


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