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Gale Point ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0

Overall: 4.0

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Gale Point Surf Guide

Gale Point in Humboldt County is a point break. Offshore winds blow from the northeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. Beware of - Urchins - Rips / undertow - Localism - Sharks.

Gale Point Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon point  redPointIcon  s44.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
9.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Gale Point:

The best conditions reported for surf at Gale Point occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Gale Point with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 14% of the time in February while 27% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 59% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
14%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
27%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
59%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Gale Point Location Map

Interactive Gale Point 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 Gale Point is Chico Muni Airport (CIC) in USA, which is 188 km (117 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Gale Point is Beale Afb (Marysville) Airport (BAB), also in USA, 244 km (152 miles) away.

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Gale Point Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 17 April 2021, 22:36 Local Time
SatSun
8PM11PM2AM5AM
Wave (m) 1.1
WNW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
Period (s) 13 15 15 15
Wind (km/h) 5
NNE 10
NE 10
NE 10
NE
Wind State glass off off off

Swell History at Gale Point

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

Wind History at Gale Point

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

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