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Smugglers Cove ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.6

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Smugglers Cove Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind ENE

Sea Temperature Today is: 10.4 °C

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Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 10:57 Local time
Wednesday 16
Wave (m) 2.1
Period (s) 16 17 17 17
Wind (km/h) 20
ESE 30
E 30
E 25
Wind State cross-

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Smugglers Cove in North Oregon is a beach break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the east northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It's sometimes crowded here. Take care of - Rips / undertow - Sharks.

Oregon wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Nehalem, Nehalem River, Oregon, 8 km from Smugglers Cove.

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Smugglers Cove Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Central Manzanita Tillamook wx, 5 km from Smugglers Cove.

wind obs. (5.5 kph from 60 degs) was rejected

Air temperature
7.7 °C

Current weather near Smugglers Cove

Buoy Data:

At Clatsop Spit, OR, 33 miles from Smugglers Cove.

  7AM 8AM 9AM 10AM
Data Age 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr 0 hr
Wave height (m) 1.7
Dominant period (s) 13 13 15 14

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Overall Smugglers Cove Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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  • The closest passenger airport to Smugglers Cove is Scappoose Industrial Airpark (San Luis) Airport (SPB) in USA, 86 km (53 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Smugglers Cove is Mc Minnville Muni (Mackminnville) Airport (MMV), also in USA, 90 km (56 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 Smugglers Cove and is 191 km (119 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Smugglers Cove, Oregon North. Use the tab navigation above to view Smugglers Cove sea temperature, Smugglers Cove photographs, Smugglers Cove detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Smugglers Cove webcams, current wind from Oregon North live weather stations and Smugglers Cove 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 Smugglers Cove.