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The Strait break guidePhoto by: Hoang Nguyen

The Strait Surf Guide

The Strait in Washington is a sheltered point break that has fairly consistent surf. Autumn and winter are the optimum times of year for waves. The best wind direction is from the south. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northwest.The break here is a left hand point. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. Rarely crowded here. Take care of rocks in the line up.

The Strait Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
9.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing The Strait:

The best conditions reported for surf at The Strait occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South.

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing The Strait 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 28% of the time in December while 29% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 43% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
28%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
29%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
43%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore The Strait Location Map

Interactive The Strait 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 Strait is Port Angeles Cgas Airport (NOW) in USA, 81 km (50 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to The Strait is Victoria International Airport (YYJ) in Canada, 85 km (53 miles) away.

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The Strait Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 8 December 2021, 20:54 Local Time
WedThu
7PM10PM1AM4AM
Wave (m)
2.2
W
2.5
W
2.4
W
2.3
W
Period (s) 10 14 14 14
Wind (km/h)
20
15
20
15
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Swell History at The Strait

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

Wind History at The Strait

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

The Strait Reviews:

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