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Ocean Cape Surf Guide

Ocean Cape in Mainland is an exposed reef and point break that only works once in a while. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Offshore winds are from the northeast. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the best swell direction is from the west southwest. Reef breaks provide lefts and rights and in addition, there is also a left hand point break. Crowds are never a problem here. Hazards include Extreme rips and rocks.

Ocean Cape Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
9.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Ocean Cape:

The best conditions reported for surf at Ocean Cape occur when a West-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Ocean Cape with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 52% of the time in February while 19% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 29% 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 Ocean Cape Location Map

Interactive Ocean Cape 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 Ocean Cape is Yakutat Airport (YAK) in USA, which is 12 km (7 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Ocean Cape is Burwash Airport (YDB) in Canada, 208 km (129 miles) away.

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Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Ocean Cape Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 26 May 2022, 02:28 Local Time
Thursday 26
Wave (m)
Period (s) 12 12 11 8
Wind (km/h)
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Swell History at Ocean Cape

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

Wind History at Ocean Cape

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

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