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Pillar Point ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.6

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Pillar Point Surf Guide

Pillar Point in Washington State is a beach and reef break that has inconsistent surf. Works best in offshore winds from the southwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west northwest. Best around mid tide. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Watch out for rocks.

Pillar Point Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeach and reefIcon  s32.6
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
8.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Pillar Point:

The best conditions reported for surf at Pillar Point occur when a West-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

augustBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Pillar Point with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of August. Clean surfable waves are typically found 46% of the time in August while 23% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 31% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
46%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
23%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
31%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Pillar Point Location Map

Interactive Pillar Point 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 Pillar Point is Port Angeles Cgas Airport (NOW) in USA, 51 km (32 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Pillar Point is Victoria International Airport (YYJ) in Canada, 70 km (43 miles) away.

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Pillar Point Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 17 January 2021, 07:45 Local Time
Sunday 17
7AM10AM1PM4PM
Wave (m) 3.0
WSW
3.0
WSW
3.0
WSW
2.1
WSW
Period (s) 12 13 13 19
Wind (km/h) 15
WSW 15
SW 15
W 15
WSW
Wind State off off cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Pillar Point

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

Wind History at Pillar Point

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

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