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

Overall: 3.3

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Cape Lookout break guidePhoto by: Micah Boylan

Cape Lookout Surf Guide

Cape Lookout in Oregon_North is an exposed beach reef and point break that has reliable surf. Spring and Summer provide the best conditions. Ideal winds are from the east with some shelter here from north winds. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the west. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights Surfable at all stages of the tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Watch out for rips and rocks.

Cape Lookout Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
11.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Cape Lookout:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

octoberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Cape Lookout with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of October. Clean surfable waves are typically found 34% of the time in October while 64% 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.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Cape Lookout Location Map

Interactive Cape Lookout 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 Lookout is Mc Minnville Muni (Mackminnville) Airport (MMV) in USA, which is 68 km (42 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Cape Lookout is Scappoose Industrial Airpark (San Luis) Airport (SPB), also in USA, 99 km (61 miles) away.

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Cape Lookout Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 7 May 2021, 22:16 Local Time
Wave (m) 2.1
Period (s) 10 10 10 11
Wind (km/h) 15
NW 10
NW 10
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Cape Lookout

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

Wind History at Cape Lookout

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

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