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Coos Bay-South Jetty ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 4.5

Overall: 3.6

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Coos Bay-South Jetty Surf Guide

Coos Bay-South Jetty in Oregon_South is an exposed beach/Jetty break that has fairly consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Works best in offshore winds from the southeast. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around mid tide. Rarely crowded here. Hazards include rips, sharks and pollution.

Coos Bay-South Jetty Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
10.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Coos Bay-South Jetty:

The best conditions reported for surf at Coos Bay-South Jetty 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 Coos Bay-South Jetty (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Coos Bay-South Jetty 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 51% of the time in January while 48% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 1% 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).

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Interactive Coos Bay-South Jetty 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 Coos Bay-South Jetty is Mc Minnville Muni (Mackminnville) Airport (MMV) in USA, which is 226 km (140 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Coos Bay-South Jetty is Portland International Airport (PDX), also in USA, 285 km (177 miles) away.

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Coos Bay-South Jetty Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 13 May 2021, 19:13 Local Time
Wave (m) 1.5
Period (s) 6 6 6 7
Wind (km/h) 25
N 20
N 20
N 15
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Coos Bay-South Jetty

Surf stats for Coos Bay-South Jetty, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Coos Bay-South Jetty

Wind stats for Coos Bay-South Jetty, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Coos Bay-South Jetty Reviews:

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Based on 2 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s43.6
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s32.5
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s32.5
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s32.5
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s22.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s54.5
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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shawn fries from United States
“01 19 2013 was surfing lighthouse cove which is the beach south of Coos jetty. I was in water about one hour on the inside when I encountered a 6 to 9 ft white shark thrashing about on the inside appears to be caught on the inside off my right shoulder about 6 ft from me. I immediately scrambled for the next wave of the set which I took in. My buddy saw this go down and was able to get in on the same set. This is my second encounter at this location. Keep one eye always out looking.”

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