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Elwha ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.2
Consistency of Surf: 2.8
Difficulty Level: 3.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.2

Overall: 2.6

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Elwha break guide

Elwha Surf Guide

Generally, there are about 3-4 spots at the river mouth in Elwha that go off depending on the swell size, direction and tide. It is very tide fickle. There is a point break/river mouth, and it needs a powerful west to northwest swell to work. S-SW winds provide best offshore conditions.

Elwha Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:

Surfing Elwha:

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

Surf Forecasts:

Alaska United States wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Elwha sea temperature, Elwha photographs, Elwha detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Elwha webcams, current wind from Washington live weather stations and Elwha 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 Elwha

Elwha Surf:

Saturday, 30 May 2020, 10:44 Local time
Saturday 30
Wave (m) 2.3
Period (s) 11 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 15
WNW 10
WNW 25
WNW 20
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Tide Times:

For Port Angeles, Washington, 10 km from Elwha.

IS AT (local time)

Elwha Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At BUOY-46267, 4 km from Elwha.


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Current weather near Elwha

Buoy Data:

At New Dungeness - 17 NM NE of Port Angeles, WA, 22 miles from Elwha.

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

Overall Elwha Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May

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


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

Right time, right place, Elwha photo


Photo credit: gb

Just another "Senior Moment" for a 70 year old, Elwha photo


Photo credit: Annie R.

Elwha Location Maps

Elwha Location Map

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Surf spots located close to ElwhaShoreline around ElwhaRoads and rivers around Elwha

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

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Elwha:

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Wave buoys nearest to Elwha:

Tide stations nearest to Elwha:

  • Closest tide station
    Port Angeles
    6 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Ediz Hook, Port Angeles, Strait of Juan de Fuca
    7 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Halls Boathouse
    7 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Becher Bay
    8 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Crescent Bay
    8 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Elwha is Port Angeles Cgas Airport (NOW) in USA, 11 km (7 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Elwha is Victoria International Airport (YYJ) in Canada, 57 km (35 miles) away.
  • Third is Whidbey Island Nas Airport (NUW) in USA, 71 km (44 miles) away.
  • Snohomish Co (Everett) Airport (PAE) in USA is 99 km (61 miles) away.
  • Nanaimo Airport (YCD) in Canada is the fifth nearest airport to Elwha and is 103 km (64 miles) away.
Elwha break location map and break info