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Whaler Island ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.7

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Whaler Island Surf Guide

Whaler Island in Del Norte County is a sheltered reef break that has inconsistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the east. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the northwest. A right hand reef break. Best around low tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Watch out for sharks and rocks.

Whaler Island Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
8.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Whaler Island:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Whaler Island 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 24% of the time in January while 57% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 19% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
24%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
57%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
19%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Whaler Island Location Map

Interactive Whaler Island 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 nearest passenger airport to Whaler Island is Chico Muni Airport (CIC) in USA, which is 292 km (181 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Whaler Island is Beale Afb (Marysville) Airport (BAB), also in USA, 372 km (231 miles) away.

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Whaler Island Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 17 April 2021, 01:55 Local Time
Saturday 17
2AM5AM8AM11AM
Wave (m) 0.8
SW
0.8
SW
0.8
SW
0.8
SW
Period (s) 16 16 16 16
Wind (km/h) 5
SE 5
E 5
ENE 10
W
Wind State cross-
off
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Swell History at Whaler Island

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

Wind History at Whaler Island

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

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