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Needles ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.3
Consistency of Surf: 2.3
Difficulty Level: 2.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 3.9

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Needles Spot ID

Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell W | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 10.8 °C

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Monday, 10 December 2018, 00:28 Local time
Monday 10
Wave (m) 3.0
Period (s) 16 15 15 14
Wind (km/h) 10
SSE 10
SSE 10
SSE 15
Wind State cross cross-

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Needles in North Oregon is a beach break that does not work very often. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. Offshore winds are from the east. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell angle is from the west. An uncrowded break, even when it is working. Hazards include - Rips / undertow - Rocks.

Oregon wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Arcadia, 4 km from Needles.

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Needles Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Cannon Beach, 1 km from Needles.


Air temperature
10 °C

Current weather near Needles

Buoy Data:

At Clatsop Spit, OR, 25 miles from Needles.

  8PM 9PM 10PM 11PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 2.9
Dominant period (s) 12 12 12 11

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Overall Needles Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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Town and city forecasts close to Needles:


  • The closest passenger airport to Needles is Scappoose Industrial Airpark (San Luis) Airport (SPB) in USA, 86 km (53 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Needles is Mc Minnville Muni (Mackminnville) Airport (MMV), also in USA, 100 km (62 miles) away.
  • Third is Portland International Airport (PDX) in USA, 111 km (69 miles) away.
  • Gray Aaf (Fort Lewis) Airport (GRF) in USA is 170 km (106 miles) away.
  • Mc Chord Afb (Tacoma) Airport (TCM), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Needles and is 180 km (112 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Needles, Oregon North. Use the tab navigation above to view Needles sea temperature, Needles photographs, Needles detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Needles webcams, current wind from Oregon North live weather stations and Needles 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 Needles.