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Rainbow Rocks ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.0

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Rainbow Rocks Surf Guide

Rainbow Rocks in Oregon_South is an exposed beach and reef break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the northeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west northwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Hazards include rips, sharks and rocks.

Rainbow Rocks Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach and reefIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
11.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Rainbow Rocks:

The best conditions reported for surf at Rainbow Rocks occur when a West-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

octoberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Rainbow Rocks with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of October. Clean surfable waves are typically found 48% of the time in October while 43% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 9% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
48%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
43%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
9%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Rainbow Rocks Location Map

Interactive Rainbow Rocks 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 Rainbow Rocks is Chico Muni Airport (CIC) in USA, which is 327 km (203 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Rainbow Rocks is Mc Minnville Muni (Mackminnville) Airport (MMV), also in USA, 360 km (224 miles) away.

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Rainbow Rocks Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 26 September 2021, 12:28 Local Time
Sunday 26
2PM5PM8PM11PM
Wave (m)
1.7
WNW
1.6
WNW
1.5
WNW
1.4
WNW
Period (s) 13 13 13 12
Wind (km/h)
15
15
15
15
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Rainbow Rocks

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

Wind History at Rainbow Rocks

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

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