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38 Line ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.7
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 3.7

Overall: 4.0

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38 Line Surf Guide

38 Line in South Korea is an exposed Beach break that has pretty consitent surf. Works best in offshore winds from the west. The best swell direction is from the east. A remote wave spot that never gets crowded. Take care of - Man-made danger (buoys etc.).

38 Line Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
18.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing 38 Line:

The best conditions reported for surf at 38 Line occur when a East swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf 38 Line (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing 38 Line 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 31% of the time in January while 11% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 58% 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 38 Line Location Map

Interactive 38 Line 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 38 Line is Sokcho (Sokch'o) Airport (SHO) in Korea, 20 km (12 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to 38 Line is Gangneung (Kangnung) Airport (KAG), also in Korea, 33 km (20 miles) away.

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38 Line Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 18 June 2021, 20:45 Local Time
Wave (m) 0.3
Period (s) 6 6 4 6
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at 38 Line

Surf stats for 38 Line, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at 38 Line

Wind stats for 38 Line, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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