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Moonstone Beach Surf Guide

Moonstone Beach in Humboldt is a fairly exposed beach break that has very consistent surf and works all around the year. Offshore winds blow from the east. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Best around high tide when the tide is rising. Rarely crowded here. Take care of Shaks,urchins, rips and rocks.

Moonstone Beach Spot Info

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

Surfing Moonstone Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Moonstone Beach occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Moonstone 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 28% of the time in January while 66% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 6% 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).

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Interactive Moonstone 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 Moonstone Beach is Chico Muni Airport (CIC) in USA, which is 236 km (147 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Moonstone Beach is Beale Afb (Marysville) Airport (BAB), also in USA, 311 km (193 miles) away.

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Moonstone Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 15 August 2022, 11:16 Local Time
Monday 15
Wave (m)
Period (s) 6 6 7 9
Wind (km/h)
Wind State glass cross-

Swell History at Moonstone Beach

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

Wind History at Moonstone Beach

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

Moonstone Beach Reviews:

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Turttle from United States
“Moon Stone and Camel Rock are pretty much the same beach but you guys give it a different forecast. Moonstone there can be a slight rip because there is a creek run out but nothing major. You got the shark part right though. I've never seen any sea urchins though. And Moon stone is best at high tide just like camel rock right when the tide shifts at low tide. But half to paddle out a good 300 yards to get out to the first sand bar. Winter time is the best for experienced surfers summer it all wind driven and ankle slappers.”

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