Surfing in Whaler Island, Crescent City, California USA

Surf level:
experienced only
Wave power:
Good swell direction:
northwest, west, southwest
Wind direction:
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.