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Indian Head ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 2.6

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Indian Head Surf Guide

Indian Head in North Oregon is a beach break that has very consistent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Offshore winds blow from the east. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Often Crowded. Hazards include - Rips / undertow - Rocks - Sharks.

Indian Head Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
14.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Indian Head:

The best conditions reported for surf at Indian Head 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 Indian Head (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Indian Head 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 50% of the time in January while 49% 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.
clean
50%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
49%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
1%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Indian Head Location Map

Interactive Indian Head 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 Indian Head is Scappoose Industrial Airpark (San Luis) Airport (SPB) in USA, 89 km (55 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Indian Head is Mc Minnville Muni (Mackminnville) Airport (MMV), also in USA, 107 km (66 miles) away.

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Indian Head Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 1 October 2020, 12:44 Local Time
Thursday 01
2PM5PM8PM11PM
Wave (m) 1.9
W
2.1
W
2.3
W
2.2
W
Period (s) 15 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 15
NNW 15
NNW 15
N 5
NNE
Wind State cross-
on
cross cross cross-
off

Swell History at Indian Head

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

Wind History at Indian Head

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

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