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

Overall: 3.4

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Cape Elizabeth Surf Guide

Cape Elizabeth in Washington State is a reef break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the north northeast. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the west southwest. Good surf at all stages of the tide. The location means that it never gets crowded. Watch out for - Rocks.

Cape Elizabeth Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.4
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
10.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Cape Elizabeth:

The best conditions reported for surf at Cape Elizabeth occur when a West-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

augustBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Cape Elizabeth with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of August. Clean surfable waves are typically found 47% of the time in August while 53% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 0% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
47%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
53%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
0%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Cape Elizabeth Location Map

Interactive Cape Elizabeth 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 Cape Elizabeth is Port Angeles Cgas Airport (NOW) in USA, 111 km (69 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Cape Elizabeth is Gray Aaf (Fort Lewis) Airport (GRF), also in USA, 134 km (83 miles) away.

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Cape Elizabeth Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 22 April 2021, 11:13 Local Time
Thursday 22
8AM11AM2PM5PM
Wave (m) 2.5
WNW
2.5
WNW
2.2
WNW
2.0
WNW
Period (s) 9 9 9 8
Wind (km/h) 0
WNW 15
SE 15
S 15
SSW
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Swell History at Cape Elizabeth

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

Wind History at Cape Elizabeth

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

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