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The Cape ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 3.2

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Pt. Michaud, The Cape photo

The Cape

Photo credit: Dwight Brymer

Type: reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell W | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 9.2 °C

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Wednesday, 23 January 2019, 08:33 Local time
Wednesday 23
Wave (m) 4.5
Period (s) 12 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 15
WNW 15
NW 15
WNW 15
Wind State cross-

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The Cape in Washington State is a reef break that does not work very often with no particular seasonal pattern. Offshore winds blow from the east. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the west. Even when the surf is up, crowds are unknown. Hazards include - Rocks - Sharks.

Washington wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

At The Cape (0 km).

IS AT (local time)

The Cape Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At SHIP5298, 28 km from The Cape.

fresh winds from the NW

Air temperature
9.7 °C

Current weather near The Cape

Buoy Data:

At Cape Elizabeth, 19 miles from The Cape.

  3AM 4AM 5AM 6AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 4.2
Dominant period (s) 10 10 10 11

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Overall The Cape Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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Town and city forecasts close to The Cape:


  • The closest passenger airport to The Cape is Port Angeles Cgas Airport (NOW) in USA, 104 km (65 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to The Cape is Gray Aaf (Fort Lewis) Airport (GRF), also in USA, 139 km (86 miles) away.
  • Third is Mc Chord Afb (Tacoma) Airport (TCM) in USA, 144 km (89 miles) away.
  • Victoria International Airport (YYJ) in Canada is 150 km (93 miles) away.
  • Boeing Fld King Co International (Seattle) Airport (BFI) in USA is the fifth nearest airport to The Cape and is 153 km (95 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for The Cape, Washington. Use the tab navigation above to view The Cape sea temperature, The Cape photographs, The Cape detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, The Cape webcams, current wind from Washington live weather stations and The Cape 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 The Cape.