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Deadman's ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0

Overall: 2.0

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Deadman's Spot ID

Shelter Cove, cir. 1946,  c. Mario Machi, Deadman's photo


Photo credit: David Struve

Type: reef


Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 10.3 °C

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Wednesday, 26 February 2020, 15:18 Local time
Wednesday 26
Wave (m) 1.7
Period (s) 12 12 12 18
Wind (km/h) 15
NW 15
NW 15
NNE 15
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Deadman's in Humboldt County is a reef break. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. Take care of - Urchins - Rips / undertow - Localism - Sharks.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Shelter Cove, California, 1 km from Deadman's.

IS AT (local time)

Deadman's Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Fortuna, 59 km from Deadman's.

moderate winds from the WNW

Air temperature
13 °C

Current weather near Deadman's

Buoy Data:

At Cape Mendocino, CA, 40 miles from Deadman's.

  11AM 12PM 1PM 2PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.6
Dominant period (s) 12 12 12 13

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Overall Deadman's Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in February

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Surf stats for Deadman's: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Deadman's: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Deadman's Location Maps

Deadman's Location Map

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Wave buoys nearest to Deadman's:

Tide stations nearest to Deadman's:

  • Closest tide station
    Shelter Cove
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    30 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Cape Mendocino
    34 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Fort Bragg Landing
    42 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Eel River entrance
    44 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to Deadman's is Chico Muni Airport (CIC) in USA, which is 190 km (118 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Deadman's is Beale Afb (Marysville) Airport (BAB), also in USA, 246 km (153 miles) away.
Deadman's break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Deadman's, CAL - Humboldt. Use the tab navigation above to view Deadman's sea temperature, Deadman's photographs, Deadman's detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Deadman's webcams, current wind from CAL - Humboldt live weather stations and Deadman's 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 Deadman's.