The Oregon coast is a wildly, rugged cluster of coves, headlands, and curved beaches. Surfing in Oregon means dealing with cold water, sharks, and gale-force winds. If seclusion is what you seek, you can definitely find a solo peak. But don’t be fooled, despite the challenging conditions, there are surfers in Oregon and popular spots will get crowded when they are working, at least for Oregon standards. Summer is foggy and generally bad for surfing, but good for learning. There are a few great beginner friendly beaches with soft sand and rolling beachbreaks. Conditions are at their best in the fall and will produce clean, hollow, powerful waves. South facing breaks will be good during the start of winter storm season. But crazy winter storms can run havoc on the surf and bring out of control, unsurfable waves.