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Latitude: 48° 54.49' N
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10 minutes North of Bellingham - West of the I-5
DistanceIn the city
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
FrequencyRarely break (5day/year)
BottomFlat rocks with sand
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell directionNorthWest
Good wind directionNorthWest
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+
Best tide positionMid tide
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Ft Ebey is a consistent break compared to Seaman Spit.
Yes, this is a real break. Few people have ever surfed here because this wave requires gusting winds (35-45+) out of the NW to produce the right waves. Best conditions occur when there is a strong storm overnight and then the wind dies right at daybreak leading to glassy conditions.
If you're lucky enough to see this breaking, grab your board and get in the water quick. It may not break again for a month.
This break continues to remain ridden by only a few people in the know in NW Washington. Originally it was though to only break once to twice a year but over time we've found it breaks around 10-15 times a year.
By Kolohe Kai , 15-05-2012
Good winter and spring strong winds - Been enough high winds out of the NW this winter and spring that I surfed out here 4 times in the last couple of months. Not bad for inland surfing with no exposure to the open ocean.
By Anonymous , 29-09-2009
Two sessions in one week at the spot - Ankle biters 9/26/09 - but surfable.
By Big Kahuna , 24-09-2009
Another day of surfing in Bellingham - Had surfable 1-2 foot peelers today. Went out on my lunch break and got my longest ride yet at this spot, caught a wave off the point and surfed 200 feet down the north side. Small waves but the weather was great.
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