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(From I-26) Head SOUTH on 101 until you get to the 1st CANNON BEACH EXIT. Go down that road to the FIRST RIGHT. Then, take the NEXT RIGHT for teh state park. follow that all the way out there, and follow the signs.
DistanceTake a car
WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name Ecola State park
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
DirectionRight and left
BottomFlat rocks with sand
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthShort (< 50m)
Good swell directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest, South
Good wind directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementRising tide
Week-end crowdUltra crowded
- Rips / undertow
if its big, use the rip on the north side...just past the russian kids, along the rocks. Sheltered spot from the NW wind. Very popular on Summer.
"lets go surfin' now...everybodys learnin how....c'mon to ecoli with me..."
few good surfers in water, lots of beginers, can be a bad paddle out if its sloppy....best on small summer days...longboard only on small days.This is a beautiful spot. Closed in by the rocks on each side making it feel like it is secluded from the world around. Sloppy waves but if it is sunny and your with friends it is a great place to be for the day. (Great for the whole family too, since it is close to the car and not far from the actual beach).
By Anonymous , 29-04-2011
Buy a pass! - Popular beach but it's very fickle. More slop days than not in my experience but it's never my first destination on the north coast of Oregon.
Lots of regulars here, never got a bad vibe but they will paddle over you to get to the waves.
The wave is kind of mushy in my book, so it's a good place for beginners to get used to bigger days.
Help the parks system, buy a yearly pass and check it out regularly. You'll get lucky and catch an epic day there.
Oh, and you beginners. Stay away from the channel on the north end on bigger swells or you'll find yourself in trouble.
By Anonymous , 02-07-2007
- I catch this place 15-20 times a year, mostly during the summer. Only one time have I ever seen it as good as some other the other more reliable breaks. I'm not trying to dissuade people from going here, by all means continue to surf here, but there are many other better spots nearby. At least while you are there, get a yearly pass to help support the parks department.
By kookalicous , 22-05-2007
weird people - "just drive 15 minutes south and surf Seaside Point,"? Actually, this place sucks 2, Seaside point would be about 15 mins north of there. And Indian gets good, real good. Just like most Oregon spots, you gotta be there at the right time and know whats up as far as swell direction and wind.
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