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Salmon Creek break guidePhoto by: Mike Stevens

Salmon Creek Surf Guide

Salmon Creek in Sonoma is an exposed beach break that has very consistent surf Works best in offshore winds from the east southeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west southwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. Best around mid tide when the tide is falling. It's sometimes crowded here. Take care of rips, rocks, locals and sharks.

Salmon Creek Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
11.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Salmon Creek:

The best conditions reported for surf at Salmon Creek occur when a West-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Salmon Creek 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 52% of the time in January while 43% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 5% 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 Salmon Creek Location Map

Interactive Salmon Creek 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 Salmon Creek is Travis Afb (Fairfield) Airport (SUU) in USA, 100 km (62 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Salmon Creek is Metropolitan Oakland International Airport (OAK), also in USA, 102 km (63 miles) away.

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Salmon Creek Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 2 December 2022, 07:54 Local Time
Friday 02
Wave (m)
Period (s) 13 13 13 12
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Salmon Creek

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

Wind History at Salmon Creek

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

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