Garths Reef Surf Forecast and Surf Reports (CAL (2024)

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Garths Reef Surf Guide

Garths Reef in Del Norte County is a sheltered reef break that only works once in a while. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the north. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction 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.

Garths Reef Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Garths Reef Surf Forecast and Surf Reports (CAL (2)ReefGarths Reef Surf Forecast and Surf Reports (CAL (3)3.1
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent

10.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Garths Reef:

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

Surf Forecasts:

    Hourly Forecast12 Day Forecast

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

aprilBest Season: winter

The best time of year for surfing Garths Reef with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winterand most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 41% of the time in April while 23% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 36% of the time it is considered too small by mostsurfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.

blown out

23%

Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).

too small

36%

Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

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Interactive Garths Reef 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 Garths Reef is Chico Muni Airport (CIC) in USA, which is 298 km (185 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Garths Reef is Beale Afb (Marysville) Airport (BAB), also in USA, 377 km (234 miles) away.

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Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.

Garths Reef Surf Forecasts:

    Hourly Forecast12 Day Forecast
Todays Surf SummaryMonday, 8 July 2024, 04:48 Local Time m, °C Monday 08ft, °F 2AM5AM8AM11AM Wave (m) 0.9NW 0.7NW 0.7NW 0.7NW Period (s) 7 6 6 6 Wind (km/h) 5 5 5 Wind State glass glass glass cross-off
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Credit: Pablo Midence Matt BrunnerCredit: Jeanette FrizzellCredit: Jeanette FrizzellCredit: Jeanette FrizzellCredit: Jeanette Frizzell

    Tides at Garths Reef Current tide and informaton For Crescent City, California, 6 km from Garths Reef.Next High Water: 03:03pm | 1.73mNext Low Water: 08:14am | -0.3mNEXTIS AT (local time)remaininghigh tidelow tide

    Garths Reef Sea Temperature

    The water temperature (10.7 °C) at Garths Reef is quite cold. If the sun shines as forecast, it should feel warm enough to get away with a good sealed spring wetsuit but you won't overheat in a winter wetsuit, gloves boots and a hood. Effective windchill factor of (12.0 °C).Today, many surfers would wear a spring wetsuit, a neoprene hood, gloves and boots.Current Temp*: 10.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellitewater-tempView Sea Temp Map

    Swell History at Garths Reef

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

    Garths Reef Surf Forecast and Surf Reports (CAL (19)

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    Wind History at Garths Reef

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

    Garths Reef Surf Forecast and Surf Reports (CAL (22)

    Average Wind

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    Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

    Discover surf breaks near Garths Reef. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Point St George

      • Garths Reef Surf Forecast and Surf Reports (CAL (25)Beach and point
      • Garths Reef Surf Forecast and Surf Reports (CAL (26)2.9

      Reliability: inconsistent

      2km away

    • Whaler Island

      • Garths Reef Surf Forecast and Surf Reports (CAL (27)Reef
      • Garths Reef Surf Forecast and Surf Reports (CAL (28)2.7

      Reliability: inconsistent

      6km away

    • South Beach

      • Garths Reef Surf Forecast and Surf Reports (CAL (29)Sandbar
      • Garths Reef Surf Forecast and Surf Reports (CAL (30)3.3

      Reliability: inconsistent

      7km away

    • Enderts Beach

      • Garths Reef Surf Forecast and Surf Reports (CAL (31)Reef
      • Garths Reef Surf Forecast and Surf Reports (CAL (32)3.1

      Reliability: fairly consistent

      10km away

    • Smith River and Kellogg Rd

      • Garths Reef Surf Forecast and Surf Reports (CAL (33)Beach
      • Garths Reef Surf Forecast and Surf Reports (CAL (34)2.7

      Reliability: inconsistent

      16km away

    Wave Buoys Nearest To Garths Reef:

    • Closest Wave BuoySt Georges Buoy14 km
    • Second closest Wave BuoyHumboldt Bay, North Spit, CA97 km
    • Third closest Wave BuoyEel River Buoy117 km
    • Fourth closest Wave BuoyPort Orford Buoy119 km
    • Fifth closest Wave BuoyCape Mendocino, CA169 km
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