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Little River State Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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Little River State Beach Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 10.1 °C

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Thursday, 17 January 2019, 16:54 Local time
Wave (m) 7.0
Period (s) 16 15 15 14
Wind (km/h) 15
S 15
SE 20
SE 20
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Little River State Beach in Humboldt is a reasonably exposed beach break that has inconsistent surf with no particular seasonal pattern. Works best in offshore winds from the east. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the northwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around high tide when the tide is rising. It very rarely gets crowded here. Hazards include sharks,urchins, rips and rocks.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For McKinleyville, 6 km from Little River State Beach.

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Little River State Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Arcata/Eureka Airport, 2 km from Little River State Beach.

moderate winds from the SSE

Dry and cloudy
Air temperature
9.4 °C

Current weather near Little River State Beach

Buoy Data:

At Humboldt Bay, North Spit, CA, 14 miles from Little River State Beach.

  1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM
Data Age 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr 0 hr
Wave height (m) 7.0
Dominant period (s) 15 15 17 17

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Overall Little River State Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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Town and city forecasts close to Little River State Beach:

  • Closest city location
    14 mi
  • Second closest city location
    94 mi
  • Third closest city location
    108 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    112 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    149 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to Little River State Beach is Chico Muni Airport (CIC) in USA, which is 233 km (145 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Little River State Beach is Beale Afb (Marysville) Airport (BAB), also in USA, 308 km (191 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Little River State Beach, CAL - Humboldt. Use the tab navigation above to view Little River State Beach sea temperature, Little River State Beach photographs, Little River State Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Little River State Beach webcams, current wind from CAL - Humboldt live weather stations and Little River State Beach 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 Little River State Beach.