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Moonstone Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.4

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Moonstone Beach Spot ID

Type: beach

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 14.4 °C

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Sunday, 4 October 2015, 14:19 Local time
Sunday 04
Wave (m) 1.9
Period (s) 9 9 8 8
Wind (km/h) 25
NNW 20
NNW 10
NNE 10
Wind State cross-
cross cross-

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Moonstone Beach in Humboldt is a fairly exposed beach break that has very consistent surf and works all around the year. Offshore winds blow from the east. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Best around high tide when the tide is rising. Rarely crowded here. Take care of Shaks,urchins, rips and rocks.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Trinidad Harbor, California, 4 km from Moonstone Beach.

IS AT (local time)

Moonstone Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Trinidad, 2 km from Moonstone Beach.


Air temperature
25 °C

Current weather near Moonstone Beach

Buoy Data:

At Eel River Buoy, 31 miles from Moonstone Beach.

  8AM 9AM 10AM 11AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 3.0
Dominant period (s) 10 10 10 10

All wavebuoys around Moonstone Beach

Overall Moonstone Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

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Moonstone Beach Location Maps

Moonstone Beach Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Moonstone Beach:

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Wave buoys nearest to Moonstone Beach:

Tide stations nearest to Moonstone Beach:

  • Closest tide station
    Trinidad Harbor
    2 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    6 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Mad River Slough, Arcata Bay, Humboldt Bay
    12 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Arcata Wharf, Humboldt Bay
    12 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Samoa, Humboldt Bay
    15 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Moonstone Beach:

  • Closest ski area
    Mt Ashland (United States)
    104 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Mt Shasta (United States)
    104 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Stover Mountain Ski Area (United States)
    157 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Coppervale (United States)
    186 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Willamette Pass (United States)
    207 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Moonstone Beach:

  • Closest city location
    Eureka (United States)
    17 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Redding (United States)
    95 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Grants Pass (United States)
    106 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Medford (United States)
    110 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Chico (United States)
    150 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to Moonstone Beach is Chico Muni Airport (CIC) in USA, which is 236 km (147 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Moonstone Beach is Beale Afb (Marysville) Airport (BAB), also in USA, 311 km (193 miles) away.
Moonstone Beach break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Moonstone Beach, CAL - Humboldt. Use the tab navigation above to view Moonstone Beach sea temperature, Moonstone Beach photographs, Moonstone Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Moonstone Beach webcams, current wind from CAL - Humboldt live weather stations and Moonstone 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 Moonstone Beach.