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Crescent ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 1.8
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.8

Overall: 3.0

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Crescent break guide

Crescent Surf Guide

Crescent is a beach break suitable for beginners and intermediates. Needs a powerful west to northwest swell to work. Best at mid to high tide, but at dead high tide it can get flat for about 45 minutes. S-SW offshores produce the best conditions. It can get closed out at 6' surf size and above, unless there are strong SW or SE offshores...kayakers welcome. Salt Creek state park is adjacent to the east end of the bay. Crescent is a private beach and with a reasonable day fee, you get parking and a hot shower.

Crescent Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:

Surfing Crescent:

The best conditions reported for surf at Crescent occur when a West-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South-southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

Alaska United States wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Crescent sea temperature, Crescent photographs, Crescent detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Crescent webcams, current wind from Washington live weather stations and Crescent tide predictions. The United States swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United States and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United States wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Crescent

Crescent Surf:

Saturday, 30 May 2020, 11:04 Local time
Saturday 30
Wave (m) 2.3
Period (s) 11 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 15
WNW 15
WNW 25
WNW 20
Wind State cross-

Tide Times:

For Crescent Bay, Washington, 2 km from Crescent.

IS AT (local time)

Crescent Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At BUOY-46267, 8 km from Crescent.


Air temperature
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Current weather near Crescent

Buoy Data:

At New Dungeness - 17 NM NE of Port Angeles, WA, 27 miles from Crescent.

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Data Age 7 hr 6 hr 5 hr 4 hr
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All wavebuoys around Crescent

Overall Crescent Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May

Surf stats for Crescent: see the swell variation by month.


Wind stats for Crescent: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Seattle Wavehound's Best, Crescent photo


Photo credit: Harley Tom

Crescent mid summer photo


Photo credit: Scott Michaelis

Crescent Beach photo


Photo credit: Peter Strang

Crescent Location Maps

Crescent Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Washington surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Crescent

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Crescent:

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Wave buoys nearest to Crescent:

Tide stations nearest to Crescent:

  • Closest tide station
    Crescent Bay
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Becher Bay
    10 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Halls Boathouse
    11 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Twin Rivers, Strait of Juan de Fuca
    11 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Pedder Bay
    12 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Crescent is Port Angeles Cgas Airport (NOW) in USA, 22 km (14 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Crescent is Victoria International Airport (YYJ) in Canada, 58 km (36 miles) away.
  • Third is Whidbey Island Nas Airport (NUW) in USA, 81 km (50 miles) away.
  • Nanaimo Airport (YCD) in Canada is 100 km (62 miles) away.
  • Snohomish Co (Everett) Airport (PAE) in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Crescent and is 110 km (68 miles) away.
Crescent break location map and break info