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Centreville Beach Surf Guide

Centreville Beach in Humboldt is an exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the southeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Watch out for and rips.

Centreville Beach Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
15.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Centreville Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Centreville Beach occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Centreville Beach 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 25% of the time in January while 15% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 60% 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 Centreville Beach Location Map

Interactive Centreville 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 Centreville Beach is Chico Muni Airport (CIC) in USA, which is 229 km (142 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Centreville Beach is Beale Afb (Marysville) Airport (BAB), also in USA, 297 km (184 miles) away.

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Centreville Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 11 August 2022, 09:57 Local Time
Thursday 11
Wave (m)
Period (s) 17 16 8 8
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross cross-
on cross-

Swell History at Centreville Beach

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

Wind History at Centreville Beach

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

Centreville Beach Reviews:

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Based on 2 votes.
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  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s22.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s43.5
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s43.5
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s33.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s43.5
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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icanthearyouitstoodarkinhere from United States
“Dangerous! Undertow, cross currents, & strong rip-currents; a sand bar that usually maintains a close proximity to shore making wicked shore breaks; and close out waves challenge the stronger paddlers and well practised duck divers or trounce the inexperienced into a more respectful attitude. 3/4/5 wetsuit with hood and booties required most of the year, spring suits w/ no hood or booties on the warmest days of late summer.

That said, there are a couple times per year (if that) when it sets up to be primo! One of my best surfing experiences was a Centerville dawn patrol day with a paddle out almost bath tub flat, sunshine with unusual warm morning very light breeze, spring suit almost not needed, but still worn, and set after set of perfect 8 -12' never-ending tubes well off shore, and only 4 other surfers in the water.”

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