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Lincoln City ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.2
Difficulty Level: 3.6
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.9

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Lincoln City Surf Guide

Lincoln City in Oregon_North is an exposed beach and reef break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Ideal winds are from the east. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the best swell direction is from the west. Waves at the beach are mainly lefts and in addition there are both left and right reef breaks.. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Beware of rips and sharks.

Lincoln City Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach and reefIcon  s43.9
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
8.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Lincoln City:

The best conditions reported for surf at Lincoln City 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 Lincoln City (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Lincoln City 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 34% of the time in January while 63% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 3% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
34%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
63%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
3%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Lincoln City Location Map

Interactive Lincoln City 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 Lincoln City is Mc Minnville Muni (Mackminnville) Airport (MMV) in USA, which is 75 km (47 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Lincoln City is Scappoose Industrial Airpark (San Luis) Airport (SPB), also in USA, 130 km (81 miles) away.

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Lincoln City Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 6 March 2021, 16:25 Local Time
Saturday 06
1PM4PM7PM10PM
Wave (m) 2.5
WNW
2.2
WNW
1.9
WNW
3.0
SSW
Period (s) 13 13 12 8
Wind (km/h) 25
SSW 25
SSW 20
SSE 25
SSE
Wind State cross cross cross cross-
off

Swell History at Lincoln City

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

Wind History at Lincoln City

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

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