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Latitude: 44° 40.336' N
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Easy Access - Can park at the Agate Beach Parking Lot next to the light after Ossie's Surf Shop or you can take a left at the light and then take the "next" left - you will see a diner on your left. You can park on the street. Then walk down either from the parking lot or the street on the paths and go to the rocks on the north side of the beach.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityRegional Classic
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
DirectionRight and left
BottomSandy with rock
PowerPowerful, Ordinary, Fun
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthVery Long (300 to 500 m)
Good swell directionNorthWest, West
Good wind directionEast, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 5m / 16 ft and over
Best tide positionLow and mid tide
Best tide movementFalling tide
Week-end crowdFew surfers
You can see this spot from the top of the hill after you make your turn. If it is a great day, you will see the alongshore waves going right to left. At mid to high tide, the rip along the rocks will take you right out to the break. On big days, the waves will be breaking to the left of the point about 100 to 200 yards south. What a great spot.
there's a mixup here...the description given of the location is that of Agate Beach (0r just "Agate") not NORTH Agate There's never been a north Agate... there was/is a spot on the north side of Yaquina Head called "Northside" but it was so seldom surfable that people just sort of gave up on it and you dont hear much about it these days...someone needs to correct this naming mistake...causes confusion...really dont need two names for this one spot
In general - few people out, great crowd, and great surf. Easy access and great local spot.
By Anonymous , 20-02-2010
HISTORY LESSON - surfing on the central coast pretty much started HERE!...summer of '64...the old agate is gone forever...buried under a gazillion tons of sand...that's ok,i guess...it can still get pretty good on occasion
By Anonymous , 09-11-2009
born in agate beach - It's not dangerous (A) and (B)It is NOT south Agate Beach. The other side of the headland (commonly known as "northside") is actually part of Moolack beach.
The injuries have been from lack of experience, that's it. But hey, you have to learn by practicing.
By Anonymous , 30-01-2009
please - a regional classic? common are you serious? more like a desperation spot to escape devil winds. this spot shouldn't be listed, i've seen many kooks get hurt here, everything about this spot is dangerous. good luck and surf with respect if you do go here, dropping in on someone can have bad results
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