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Wilson Creek Surf Guide

Wilson Creek in Del Norte County is an exposed beach and reef break that has inconsistent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Works best in offshore winds from the east. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the west southwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves and in addition, both left and right reef breaks add variety.. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Watch out for sharks ,rocks and rips.

Wilson Creek Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeach and reefIcon  s32.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
11.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Wilson Creek:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Wilson Creek 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 66% 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
31%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
66%
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 Wilson Creek Location Map

Interactive Wilson Creek 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 Wilson Creek is Chico Muni Airport (CIC) in USA, which is 276 km (171 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Wilson Creek is Beale Afb (Marysville) Airport (BAB), also in USA, 356 km (221 miles) away.

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Wilson Creek Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 18 May 2022, 05:50 Local Time
Wednesday 18
8AM11AM2PM5PM
Wave (m)
1.2
WNW
1.1
WNW
1
WNW
1
WNW
Period (s) 10 10 10 9
Wind (km/h)
5
10
15
15
Wind State glass cross cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Wilson Creek

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

Wind History at Wilson Creek

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

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