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Needles ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.3
Consistency of Surf: 2.3
Difficulty Level: 2.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 3.9

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Surf Report Feed

Needles Surf Guide

Needles in North Oregon is a beach break that has unreliable waves. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Offshore winds are from the east. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the west. Crowds are never a problem here. Beware of - Rips / undertow - Rocks.

Needles Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
14.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Needles:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Needles 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 50% of the time in January while 49% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 1% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
50%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
49%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
1%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Needles Location Map

Interactive Needles 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 Needles is Scappoose Industrial Airpark (San Luis) Airport (SPB) in USA, 86 km (53 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Needles is Mc Minnville Muni (Mackminnville) Airport (MMV), also in USA, 100 km (62 miles) away.

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Needles Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 24 September 2021, 20:19 Local Time
FriSat
8PM11PM2AM5AM
Wave (m)
0.9
WNW
1.2
WNW
1.1
WNW
1.4
WNW
Period (s) 10 12 12 11
Wind (km/h)
10
5
5
0
Wind State cross cross-
off
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Swell History at Needles

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

Wind History at Needles

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

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