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Turtles ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 4.2

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Turtles Surf Guide

Turtles in Washington State is a reef break that has very reliable surf and works all around the year. Works best in offshore winds from the northeast. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell angle is from the west southwest. The location means that it never gets crowded. Watch out for - Rips / undertow - Rocks - Man-made danger (buoys etc.) - Private beach - Sharks.

Turtles Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s44.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
7.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Turtles:

The best conditions reported for surf at Turtles occur when a West-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

octoberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Turtles with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of October. Clean surfable waves are typically found 30% of the time in October while 52% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 18% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
30%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
52%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
18%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Turtles Location Map

Interactive Turtles 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 Turtles is Scappoose Industrial Airpark (San Luis) Airport (SPB) in USA, 107 km (66 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Turtles is Portland International Airport (PDX), also in USA, 136 km (84 miles) away.

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Turtles Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 4 March 2021, 20:30 Local Time
ThuFri
7PM10PM1AM4AM
Wave (m) 3.5
WNW
3.5
WNW
3.5
WNW
3.0
WNW
Period (s) 16 16 16 16
Wind (km/h) 25
SE 30
SE 25
ESE 35
SE
Wind State cross cross cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Turtles

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

Wind History at Turtles

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

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