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Big Lagoon ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 4.5

Overall: 2.9

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Big Lagoon Surf Guide

Big Lagoon in Humboldt County is a beach break that has quite reliable surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the southeast. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the best swell direction is from the west. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Even when the surf is up, crowds are unknown. Beware of - Rips / undertow.

Big Lagoon Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s32.9
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
9.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Big Lagoon:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Big Lagoon 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 53% of the time in January while 45% 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
53%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
45%
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 Big Lagoon Location Map

Interactive Big Lagoon 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 nearest passenger airport to Big Lagoon is Chico Muni Airport (CIC) in USA, which is 245 km (152 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Big Lagoon is Beale Afb (Marysville) Airport (BAB), also in USA, 321 km (199 miles) away.

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Big Lagoon Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 15 April 2021, 08:31 Local Time
Thursday 15
8AM11AM2PM5PM
Wave (m) 0.9
WNW
0.7
SW
0.8
SW
0.8
SW
Period (s) 13 16 16 16
Wind (km/h) 10
SE 5
SW 10
SSW 0
SSW
Wind State off cross cross-
off
glass

Swell History at Big Lagoon

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

Wind History at Big Lagoon

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

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