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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 only works once in a while. Summer offers the favoured conditions for surfing. Works best in offshore winds from the east. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the west. Even when the surf is up, crowds are unknown. Beware of - Rips / undertow - Rocks.

Needles Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon  beachBeachIcon  s43.9
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
14.5°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).
Needles Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 1 October 2020, 12:29 Local Time
Thursday 01
2PM5PM8PM11PM
Wave (m) 1.9
W
2.1
W
2.3
W
2.2
W
Period (s) 15 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 15
NNW 15
NNW 15
N 5
NNE
Wind State cross-
on
cross cross cross-
off

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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