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Gold Beach/South Park/Hunter Creek Surf Guide

Gold Beach/South Park/Hunter Creek in Oregon_South is an exposed beach and reef break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the east with some shelter here from north winds. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the west. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It's often crowded here. Hazards include rips, sharks and rocks.

Gold Beach/South Park/Hunter Creek Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
9.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Gold Beach/South Park/Hunter Creek:

The best conditions reported for surf at Gold Beach/South Park/Hunter Creek occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Gold Beach/South Park/Hunter Creek (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Gold Beach/South Park/Hunter Creek 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 45% of the time in January while 54% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 1% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Gold Beach/South Park/Hunter Creek Location Map

Interactive Gold Beach/South Park/Hunter Creek 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 Gold Beach/South Park/Hunter Creek is Mc Minnville Muni (Mackminnville) Airport (MMV) in USA, which is 327 km (203 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Gold Beach/South Park/Hunter Creek is Chico Muni Airport (CIC), also in USA, 362 km (225 miles) away.

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Gold Beach/South Park/Hunter Creek Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 22 March 2023, 21:40 Local Time
Wave (m)
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Gold Beach/South Park/Hunter Creek

Surf stats for Gold Beach/South Park/Hunter Creek, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Gold Beach/South Park/Hunter Creek

Wind stats for Gold Beach/South Park/Hunter Creek, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Gold Beach/South Park/Hunter Creek Reviews:

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Douglas Lawson from United States
“From So Cal. But lived in G.B. from 1975 to 1979. Was the only local in all of southern Oregon then. Always by myself but found great surf from Port Orford south to Eureka.
Gold beach is all beach break with shifting peaks that break close to shore.
Back then I would drive on the beach south from the Harbour until I found a spot I liked.
On the north side of the harbor their is a spot that breaks off the jetty with incredible lefts.
On a big west / south west swell the Harbour entrance can break. Perfect lefts at 6 to 10 feet but a short ride into the channel. Very rare to see this but pure fun when it does.
Early fall is the best time of year. Summer has too much wind and the winters are very dangerous with a lot of logs and drift wood in the water.
Sharks, yes but I never saw one. Only Dead Sea lions that had large bites out of their sides. They come to eat salmon and sharks come to eat them. Was bumped by a male sea lion once.
Crowds, then none today I doubt it. The beach break has plenty of room so it shouldn't be an issue.
Back then I always had my board in the truck so when I saw good surf I surfed. Never paid attension to swell direction. Beware, it's not So. Cal.”

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