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Ocean Shores break guidePhoto by: D Crockett Surfboards

Ocean Shores Surf Guide

Ocean Shores in Washington State is a sheltered breakwater break that has quite reliable surf. Spring and Summer provide the best conditions. Offshore winds are from the east. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the west southwest. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Hazards include - Rips / undertow.

Ocean Shores Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
8.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Ocean Shores:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Ocean Shores 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 50% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 0% 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 Shores Location Map

Interactive Ocean Shores 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 Ocean Shores is Gray Aaf (Fort Lewis) Airport (GRF) in USA, 121 km (75 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Ocean Shores is Mc Chord Afb (Tacoma) Airport (TCM), also in USA, 130 km (81 miles) away.

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Ocean Shores Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 29 January 2023, 10:43 Local Time
Sunday 29
Wave (m)
Period (s) 18 16 16 16
Wind (km/h)
Wind State off off off off

Swell History at Ocean Shores

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

Wind History at Ocean Shores

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

Ocean Shores Reviews:

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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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john doe from United States
“Big waves but super floppy and foamy. Bad for surfing and one out of 10 sets are ok on mid break for body boarding. Fast southern current and strong rips. All in all a bad place to play in the water.”

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