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The Strait ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.7
Crowds: 4.2

Overall: 3.0

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The Strait Spot ID

Camp Fire @ the Straights, The Strait photo

The Strait

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winter surf, The Strait photo

The Strait

Photo credit: Hoang Nguyen

Type: point

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind S

Sea Temperature Today is: 7.8 °C

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Friday, 22 February 2019, 18:16 Local time
Wave (m) 2.4
Period (s) 12 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 15
W 10
W 5
W 5
Wind State cross cross glass glass

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The Strait in Washington is a sheltered point break that has fairly consistent surf. Autumn and winter are the optimum times of year for waves. The best wind direction is from the south. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northwest.The break here is a left hand point. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. Rarely crowded here. Take care of rocks in the line up.

Washington wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

At The Strait (0 km).

IS AT (local time)

The Strait Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At HRMR Sekiu wx, 9 km from The Strait.


Air temperature
5.9 °C

Current weather near The Strait

Buoy Data:

At Neah Bay Buoy, 17 miles from The Strait.

  2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 2.6
Dominant period (s) 7 8 8 8

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Overall The Strait Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in February

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The Strait Location Maps

The Strait Location Map

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Town and city forecasts close to The Strait:

  • Closest city location
    50 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Victoria (Canada)
    51 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Nanaimo (Canada)
    63 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Richmond (Canada)
    85 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Delta (Canada)
    89 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to The Strait is Port Angeles Cgas Airport (NOW) in USA, 81 km (50 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to The Strait is Victoria International Airport (YYJ) in Canada, 85 km (53 miles) away.
  • Third is Nanaimo Airport (YCD) in Canada, 92 km (57 miles) away.
  • Tofino Airport (YAZ) in Canada is 127 km (79 miles) away.
  • Whidbey Island Nas Airport (NUW) in USA is the fifth nearest airport to The Strait and is 134 km (83 miles) away.
The Strait break location map and break info

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