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Cannon Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 3.2

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Cannon Beach break guidePhoto by: Marye

Cannon Beach Surf Guide

Cannon Beach in Mainland is an exposed beach break that has inconsistent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Offshore winds are from the northeast. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the west southwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. The location means that it never gets crowded. Watch out for dangerous rips.

Cannon Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
6.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Cannon Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Cannon Beach occur when a West-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Cannon Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 53% of the time in February while 21% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 26% 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
21%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
26%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Cannon Beach Location Map

Interactive Cannon Beach 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 Cannon Beach is Yakutat Airport (YAK) in USA, which is 6 km (4 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Cannon Beach is Burwash Airport (YDB) in Canada, 211 km (131 miles) away.

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Cannon Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 21 April 2021, 19:36 Local Time
WedThu
8PM11PM2AM5AM
Wave (m) 1.4
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.3
SSW
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 5
NW 15
N 5
SE 10
ENE
Wind State cross cross-
off
glass off

Swell History at Cannon Beach

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

Wind History at Cannon Beach

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

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