Humboldt County Surfing Guide

List of surf spots, current surf conditions and a surfer's travel guide to surfing and staying in Humboldt County.

Humboldt County is near the northern border of California and Oregon. It is one of the most beautiful areas in the state, filled with fern grottoes, redwood forests, windswept dunes, and rocky coves. The surfing in the area is about as fickle as it gets. Large swells pound almost year round, grabbing swells from almost every direction, but clean, surfable waves are for the patient and the brave. The terrain ranges from sandy beach breaks like Moonstone Beach to the gnarly pointbreak at Patrick’s Point. Full suits and booties are a must as the water temps rarely reach over 55 degrees. Locals here are die hards. They surf year round in intense conditions, they are secretive about the best spots, they don’t mind the sharks, and are rewarded with perfect, powerful days when the conditions align.



Humboldt County Surf Spots


North Jetty
1-2 ft
Patricks Point
1-2 ft
Shelter Cove
3-4+ ft