Surfing in Clifford Kamph Memorial Park, Crescent City, California USA

Wave normal length:
164 ft/50 m
Good days wave:
164 to 492 ft/50 to 150 m
Wind direction:
Swell size:
1 m/3 ft to 2 m+/6 ft+
Clifford Kamph Memorial Park is located near Crescent City, on the west side of Highway 101, at 4.8 mi/7.7 km of Smith River, Del Norte County, California, USA.

The park lies on a bluff, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It is a sandy small beach, appropriate for walking and surfing for all kind of surfers. Wave quality is normal and wave frequency is regular. Type of the wave is beach – break and wave direction is right and left.

Bottom of the sea is sandy. Power of the wave is fun. Its normal length is short, up to 164 ft/50 m and on good days is normally 164 to 492 ft/50 to 150 m. Good swell direction is northwest, west and southwest and good wind direction is east. Swell size starts at less than 1 m / 3 ft and holds up to 2 m+ / 6 ft+.

Best tide position is all tides. Surfers should watch out for rips / underflow and sharks.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Crescent City
19.7 miles/31.70 km, 25 minutes
Pelican State Beach is located right at the Oregon border, off Highway 101. Keep a sharp eye out, because the access is easy to miss. It's 21 miles north of Crescent City, the last road before the agricultural inspection station (or the first road after the inspection station if you’re coming from Oregon). Parking is available.
Jack McNamara Field Airport,
21.4 miles/34.44 km

Take any Amtrak train and abort on Crescent City bus station (CRC) then go by car.


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