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Oswald State Park/Short Sands ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.9
Consistency of Surf: 3.3
Difficulty Level: 2.4
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.2

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Oswald State Park/Short Sands Spot ID

winter, Oswald State Park/Short Sands photo

Oswald State Park/Short Sands

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Dragon Nose, Oswald State Park/Short Sands photo

Oswald State Park/Short Sands

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Winter Sunset, Oswald State Park/Short Sands photo

Oswald State Park/Short Sands

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Short Sands, Oswald State Park/Short Sands photo

Oswald State Park/Short Sands

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Oswald State Park/Short Sands

Photo credit: Victor Garcia

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 11.6 °C

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Thursday, 28 May 2015, 21:17 Local time
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8PM11PM2AM5AM
Wave (m) 0.9
WNW
0.9
WNW
0.9
WNW
0.9
WNW
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 10
NNW 10
N 10
NNW 10
NNE
Wind State cross cross-
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Oswald State Park/Short Sands in Oregon_North is an exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the east with some shelter here from north winds. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Watch out for dangerous rips.

United States wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Nehalem, Nehalem River, Oregon, 8 km from Oswald State Park/Short Sands.

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Oswald State Park/Short Sands Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Cannon Beach, 15 km from Oswald State Park/Short Sands.

light winds from the NNW

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Air temperature
12 °C

Current weather near Oswald State Park/Short Sands

Buoy Data:

At Col River Bar Buoy, 37 miles from Oswald State Park/Short Sands.

  3PM 4PM 5PM 6PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.5
1.4
1.4
1.7
Dominant period (s) 8 8 12 14

All wavebuoys around Oswald State Park/Short Sands

Overall Oswald State Park/Short Sands Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May

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Also see Oswald State Park/Short Sands surf quality by season and Oswald State Park/Short Sands surf quality by month.

Oswald State Park/Short Sands Location Maps

Oswald State Park/Short Sands Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Oregon North surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Oswald State Park/Short Sands

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Oswald State Park/Short Sands:

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Wave buoys nearest to Oswald State Park/Short Sands:

Tide stations nearest to Oswald State Park/Short Sands:

  • Closest tide station
    Nehalem, Nehalem River
    5 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Brighton, Nehalem River
    7 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Barview, Tillamook Bay
    14 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Garibaldi
    14 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Miami Cove, Tillamook Bay
    15 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Oswald State Park/Short Sands:

  • Closest ski area
    Mt Hood Ski Bowl (United States)
    111 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Timberline (United States)
    113 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Mt Hood Meadows (United States)
    116 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Cooper Spur (United States)
    117 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    White Pass Village (United States)
    137 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Oswald State Park/Short Sands:

  • Closest city location
    Longview (United States)
    44 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Hillsboro (United States)
    50 mi
  • Third closest city location
    McMinnville (United States)
    53 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Aloha (United States)
    57 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Beaverton (United States)
    60 mi

Airports

  • The closest passenger airport to Oswald State Park/Short Sands is Scappoose Industrial Airpark (San Luis) Airport (SPB) in USA, 86 km (53 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Oswald State Park/Short Sands is Mc Minnville Muni (Mackminnville) Airport (MMV), also in USA, 91 km (57 miles) away.
  • Third is Portland International Airport (PDX) in USA, 108 km (67 miles) away.
  • Gray Aaf (Fort Lewis) Airport (GRF) in USA is 181 km (112 miles) away.
  • Mc Chord Afb (Tacoma) Airport (TCM), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Oswald State Park/Short Sands and is 191 km (119 miles) away.
Oswald State Park/Short Sands break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Oswald State Park/Short Sands, Oregon North. Use the tab navigation above to view Oswald State Park/Short Sands sea temperature, Oswald State Park/Short Sands photographs, Oswald State Park/Short Sands detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Oswald State Park/Short Sands webcams, current wind from Oregon North live weather stations and Oswald State Park/Short Sands 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 Oswald State Park/Short Sands.