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Smugglers Cove ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.3
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.3

Overall: 2.6

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Smugglers Cove Surf Guide

Smugglers Cove in North Oregon is a beach break that has quite consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the east northeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the west. Good surf at all stages of the tide. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Take care of - Rips / undertow - Sharks.

Smugglers Cove Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s32.6
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
8.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Smugglers Cove:

The best conditions reported for surf at Smugglers Cove occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Smugglers Cove with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 44% of the time in January while 55% 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
44%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
55%
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).

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Interactive Smugglers Cove 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 Smugglers Cove is Scappoose Industrial Airpark (San Luis) Airport (SPB) in USA, 86 km (53 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Smugglers Cove is Mc Minnville Muni (Mackminnville) Airport (MMV), also in USA, 90 km (56 miles) away.

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Smugglers Cove Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 6 March 2021, 15:18 Local Time
Saturday 06
1PM4PM7PM10PM
Wave (m) 2.3
W
2.0
W
1.6
WNW
2.2
SW
Period (s) 13 12 12 9
Wind (km/h) 30
SSW 30
SSW 30
SSE 25
SSE
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross cross

Swell History at Smugglers Cove

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

Wind History at Smugglers Cove

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

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