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The Cape ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 3.2

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The Cape Surf Guide

The Cape in Washington State is a reef break that does not work very often with no particular seasonal pattern. The best wind direction is from the east. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell direction is from the west. The location means that it never gets crowded. Take care of - Rocks - Sharks.

The Cape Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
8.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing The Cape:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing The Cape with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 57% of the time in December while 40% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 3% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
57%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
40%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
3%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore The Cape Location Map

Interactive The Cape 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 The Cape is Port Angeles Cgas Airport (NOW) in USA, 104 km (65 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to The Cape is Gray Aaf (Fort Lewis) Airport (GRF), also in USA, 139 km (86 miles) away.

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Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
The Cape Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 25 February 2021, 11:42 Local Time
Thursday 25
1PM4PM7PM10PM
Wave (m) 4.5
WNW
5.0
WNW
5.5
WNW
6.0
WNW
Period (s) 12 13 14 14
Wind (km/h) 35
WNW 35
WNW 35
WNW 30
WNW
Wind State on cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at The Cape

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

Wind History at The Cape

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

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