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Simpsons Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.7

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Simpsons Reef Surf Guide

Simpsons Reef in Oregon_South is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Works best in offshore winds from the east southeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west.. Best around mid tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Watch out for rips and sharks.

Simpsons Reef Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s32.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
10.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Simpsons Reef:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Simpsons Reef 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 41% of the time in January while 58% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 1% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
41%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
58%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
1%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Simpsons Reef Location Map

Interactive Simpsons Reef 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 Simpsons Reef is Mc Minnville Muni (Mackminnville) Airport (MMV) in USA, which is 233 km (145 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Simpsons Reef is Portland International Airport (PDX), also in USA, 291 km (181 miles) away.

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Simpsons Reef Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 13 May 2021, 22:12 Local Time
ThuFri
8PM11PM2AM5AM
Wave (m) 1.6
NNW
1.6
NNW
1.6
NNW
1.5
NNW
Period (s) 6 6 6 7
Wind (km/h) 25
N 20
N 20
N 20
N
Wind State cross-
on
cross cross-
on
cross

Swell History at Simpsons Reef

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

Wind History at Simpsons Reef

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

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