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Portland ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Portland Surf Guide

Portland in Far West Coast is a sheltered beach and point break that has pretty consitent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Beware of rips, rocks and sharks.

Portland Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeach and pointIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
16.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Portland:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Portland with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 46% of the time in July while 31% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 23% 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
31%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
23%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Portland Location Map

Interactive Portland 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 Portland is Avalon Airport (AVV) in Australia, which is 252 km (157 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Portland is Melbourne International Airport (MEL), also in Australia, 293 km (182 miles) away.

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Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Portland Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 12 May 2021, 06:54 Local Time
Wednesday 12
7AM10AM1PM4PM
Wave (m) 2.4
SSW
2.0
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.5
SSW
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 15
ENE 15
ENE 10
ENE 5
NE
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
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Swell History at Portland

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

Wind History at Portland

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

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