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Latitude: 44° 36.638' N
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To get to south beach you take highway 1 through Newport and go to southbeach state park day use area and walk past the bathrooms and shower to the dunes. To get to the box, the south jetty go under the Newport bridge down the small road straight along the s jetty.
DistanceIn the city
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name Southbeach
Wave qualityRegional Classic
DirectionRight and left
PowerHollow, Fast, Fun
Normal lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good day lengthVery Long (300 to 500 m)
Good swell directionNorthWest, SouthWest
Good wind directionSouthEast, East
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.5m-2m /5ft-6ft and holds up to 5m / 16 ft and over
Best tide positionLow and mid tide
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
There is a web cam but it's on the wrong side of the jetty, but it can work in the winter time with protection from south wind.
The wave can be fast, super hollow, and long. It's a fun wave and one of the best in Oregon, the locals are pretty chill.
By wyldryd , 03-10-2008
Unpredictable - Figure, if I'm gonna check Aggie, might as well check southbeach. Sometimes it works, hit it good before, if no wind. Echo that, never heard it called "The Box", supwidat? Was out there once with like 10 other dudes who was hoggin the best peak on LBs. All the sudden they split, me and another bro get some fun rides while my other bro is on the beach doing some wacky dance. When we come in he says, "all those dudes left cuz a whitey the size of bus was cruizin around. Didn't you see me waving my arms?" Guess he wasn't hungry...
Whatevs, check it if you wanna. Big enough beach break to hold a couple dozen guys, but still annoying when that happens.
By Anonymous , 25-08-2006
this spot is posted 3 times....Southbeach - Tired of reading about the same spot with differnet names? stop posting the same spot over and over. "the Box?" what a joke
By Anonymous , 25-08-2006
"the Box?" - The Box? who is coming up with these names? Ive surfed this spot many times never heard it called the box, anyways this is just another of so many of oregons beachbreaks. There is nothing special about it except for the fisherman chumming the waters inside the jetty. I wouldnt say 3 stars, it wouldnt even give it two. Like I said it is just a stretch of sand with short mellow beach break waves and an earyness in the water. A kid was bit here a few years ago. Enjoy kooks
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