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Little River Clam Beach Surf Guide

Little River Clam Beach in Humboldt County is a beach break that has unreliable waves with no particular seasonal pattern. The best wind direction is from the east southeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the west. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. A remote wave spot that never gets crowded.

Little River Clam Beach Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
15.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Little River Clam Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Little River Clam Beach occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Little River Clam Beach (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Little River Clam Beach 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 42% of the time in January while 56% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 2% 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 Little River Clam Beach Location Map

Interactive Little River Clam Beach 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 Little River Clam Beach is Chico Muni Airport (CIC) in USA, which is 234 km (145 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Little River Clam Beach is Beale Afb (Marysville) Airport (BAB), also in USA, 309 km (192 miles) away.

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Little River Clam Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 15 August 2022, 11:27 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 6 6 7 9
Wind (km/h)
Wind State glass cross-

Swell History at Little River Clam Beach

Surf stats for Little River Clam Beach, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Little River Clam Beach

Wind stats for Little River Clam Beach, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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