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Avalanche ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Avalanche Surf Guide

Avalanche in Oregon_South is an exposed beach/Sand Bar break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the east with some shelter here from north winds. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell angle is from the west. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Take care of rips and sharks.

Avalanche Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeach/sand barIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
9.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Avalanche:

The best conditions reported for surf at Avalanche occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Avalanche (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Avalanche with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 36% of the time in January while 62% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 2% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
36%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
62%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
2%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Avalanche Location Map

Interactive Avalanche surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Avalanche is Mc Minnville Muni (Mackminnville) Airport (MMV) in USA, which is 94 km (58 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Avalanche is Portland International Airport (PDX), also in USA, 155 km (96 miles) away.

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Avalanche Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 1 March 2021, 00:07 Local Time
Monday 01
1AM4AM7AM10AM
Wave (m) 1.8
WNW
1.9
WNW
1.9
WNW
1.9
WNW
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 5
ESE 5
SE 10
SSE 5
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Wind State cross-
off
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off
cross

Swell History at Avalanche

Surf stats for Avalanche, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Avalanche

Wind stats for Avalanche, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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