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Neah Bay Surf Guide

Neah Bay in Washington is a sheltered beach and reef break that usually has waves. Autumn and winter are the best times of year for waves. Works best in offshore winds from the south. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the northwest. Both left and right reef breaks. Best around mid tide. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Beware of rips, rocks and locals.

Neah Bay Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
9.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Neah Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Neah Bay occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South.

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Neah Bay with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 27% of the time in December while 30% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 43% 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 Neah Bay Location Map

Interactive Neah Bay 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 Neah Bay is Victoria International Airport (YYJ) in Canada, 93 km (58 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Neah Bay is Port Angeles Cgas Airport (NOW) in USA, 93 km (58 miles) away.

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Neah Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 6 December 2022, 11:57 Local Time
Tuesday 06
Wave (m)
Period (s) 14 10 10 8
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross cross-
off off

Swell History at Neah Bay

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

Wind History at Neah Bay

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

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