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Port Orford ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.8
Difficulty Level: 3.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 3.8

Overall: 3.2

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Port Orford break guidePhoto by: Hi Jo

Port Orford Surf Guide

Port Orford in Oregon_South is a sheltered beach break that only works once in a while. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the north. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. A popular wave that can get growded. Beware of rips and sharks.

Port Orford Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
11.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Port Orford:

The best conditions reported for surf at Port Orford occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Port Orford 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 34% of the time in February while 34% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 32% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
34%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
34%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
32%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Port Orford Location Map

Interactive Port Orford 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 Port Orford is Mc Minnville Muni (Mackminnville) Airport (MMV) in USA, which is 294 km (183 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Port Orford is Portland International Airport (PDX), also in USA, 351 km (218 miles) away.

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Port Orford Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 22 September 2021, 20:24 Local Time
WedThu
8PM11PM2AM5AM
Wave (m)
2.2
WNW
2.1
WNW
1.9
WNW
1.8
WNW
Period (s) 14 13 13 13
Wind (km/h)
20
20
20
20
Wind State off off off off

Swell History at Port Orford

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

Wind History at Port Orford

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

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