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Elwha ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.4
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.1
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.6

Overall: 2.3

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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

Type:Rating:
Icon river  redRiverIcon  s22.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
9.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

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:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Elwha 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 31% of the time in January while 33% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 36% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
31%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
33%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
36%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Elwha Location Map

Interactive Elwha 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 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.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Elwha Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 18 May 2021, 07:30 Local Time
Tuesday 18
8AM11AM2PM5PM
Wave (m) 1.3
W
0.7
W
0.7
W
0.8
W
Period (s) 7 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 10
SW 15
WNW 25
WNW 30
WNW
Wind State cross-
off
cross cross cross-
on

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Swell History at Elwha

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

Wind History at Elwha

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

Elwha Reviews:

Interactive Porthcawl Point location map. View nearby buoy information, live wind conditions and surrounding roads, paths and locations to help find new breaks. Click the buoys or wind icon to view more information.

Ratings
Based on 8 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s22.3
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s33.4
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s22.0
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s33.1
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s11.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s32.6
  • ...

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Review
Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Soulesurfer from United States
“What is the best tide for the rights? Low incoming seems like it would be best, any tips or hints appreciated... Thanks and Aloha,
Soule”

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    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s22.3
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    • Icon  s33.2
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    • Icon  s22.4
    Reliability: inconsistent
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    • Icon river  redRiver
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: inconsistent
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