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

Overall: 3.3

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Lincoln City Nelscott Reef Surf Guide

Lincoln City Nelscott Reef in North Oregon is a reef break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the east. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west. Rarely crowded here. Hazards include - Rips / undertow - Sharks.

Lincoln City Nelscott Reef Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
10.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Lincoln City Nelscott Reef:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Lincoln City Nelscott Reef 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.
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 Lincoln City Nelscott Reef Location Map

Interactive Lincoln City Nelscott Reef 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 Nelscott Reef is Mc Minnville Muni (Mackminnville) Airport (MMV) in USA, which is 75 km (47 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Lincoln City Nelscott Reef is Scappoose Industrial Airpark (San Luis) Airport (SPB), also in USA, 129 km (80 miles) away.

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Lincoln City Nelscott Reef Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 20 January 2021, 14:15 Local Time
Wednesday 20
Wave (m) 1.5
Period (s) 15 14 13 12
Wind (km/h) 5
W 0
NW 5
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Swell History at Lincoln City Nelscott Reef

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

Wind History at Lincoln City Nelscott Reef

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

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