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Pacific City-Gas Chambers break guidePhoto by: Jason Eatwell

Pacific City-Gas Chambers Surf Guide

Pacific City-Gas Chambers in Oregon_North is an exposed beach and reef break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the east. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the west. There is a left hand reef break. Sometimes crowded. Beware of rips and sharks.

Pacific City-Gas Chambers Spot Info

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

Surfing Pacific City-Gas Chambers:

The best conditions reported for surf at Pacific City-Gas Chambers 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 Pacific City-Gas Chambers (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Pacific City-Gas Chambers 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 37% of the time in January while 61% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 2% 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 Pacific City-Gas Chambers Location Map

Interactive Pacific City-Gas Chambers 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 Pacific City-Gas Chambers is Mc Minnville Muni (Mackminnville) Airport (MMV) in USA, which is 65 km (40 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Pacific City-Gas Chambers is Scappoose Industrial Airpark (San Luis) Airport (SPB), also in USA, 107 km (66 miles) away.

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Pacific City-Gas Chambers Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 27 January 2023, 10:34 Local Time
Friday 27
Wave (m)
Period (s) 16 15 14 14
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Pacific City-Gas Chambers

Surf stats for Pacific City-Gas Chambers, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Pacific City-Gas Chambers

Wind stats for Pacific City-Gas Chambers, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Pacific City-Gas Chambers Reviews:

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Based on 4 votes.
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  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s22.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s32.5
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  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s11.0
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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steve from United States
“The surf is occasionally good, but is super inconsistent, sometimes its not rideable for weeks, or months. And, when the surf is rideable, 90% of the waves are close outs. When, the one peak is rideable, it's always crowded with locals and urban surfers from Portland who drop in on ya. So, you paddle thru waves for an hour, and when you finally get a good one, they will drop in on ya. Many of the surfers are big time jerks. its probably the most crowded surf spot, north of SF. the water is super cold in summer, because the north wind howls everyday, causing up welling. You need gloves in summer. and the blowing sand makes the beach miserable. and the swell quality is big but poor, mid period waves. Most short boarders get a short ride on a close out, and then must duck dive multiple waves to get back out. If it's winter, its much better to go skiing than surfing”

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