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Surfing in Whaler Island, Crescent City, California USA

Surf level:
experienced only
Wave power:
powerful
Good swell direction:
northwest, west, southwest
Wind direction:
southeast
Swell size:
1 m-1.5 m/3 ft-5 ft to 3 m+/10 ft+
Whaler Island is located at the southern end of Crescent City, Del Norte County, California, USA.

It is an inconsistent sheltered reef break. Whaler Island Beach has a low tide, especially in winter, making it ideal for surfing. Best conditions are provided by easterly offshore winds and northwesterly swells. Wave quality is regional classic and its frequency is sometimes breaking. The beach is good for experienced surfers only.

Type of the wave is reef – rocky and its direction is right. Bottom of the sea is reef (sharp – rocks, corals etc). Power of the wave is powerful. Good swell direction is Northwest, West and Southwest and good wind direction is Southeast. Swell size starts at 1 m – 1.5 m / 3 ft – 5 ft and holds up to 3 m+ / 10 ft+. Best tide position is low tide only. Surfers should watch out for rocks and localism.

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. Its 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.
BY AIR
Jack McNamara Field Airport,
21.4 miles/34.44 km
BY TRAIN

Take any Amtrak train, get off at the Crescent City bus station (CRC) and then continue by car.

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