Short Sands Surf Report & Forecast

The nine or so miles from Ecola Creek south to Falcon Cove (including Tolovana Beach and Cannon Beach proper) is basically all beachbreak, thus surfable only when small and clean. The mouth of Ecola Creek occasionally has a good bar. Just south of Cape Falcon, most North Coast denizens choose Oswald West State Park, aka Short Sands Beach, as their premier spot due to its wind protection and sand bottom. The surf can either be peaky and hollow or soft and mushy, depending on the tide and swell factor. It's a horseshoe cove, so the place is safe from all but W winds. Nonetheless, Short Sands is hardly a substantial spot -- more like a retreat from the wind than a good place to log tube time.

Ability Level

All Abilities

BegIntAdv

Beginner-Advanced

Local Vibe

Welcoming

WelcomingIntimidating

Mellow.

Crowd Factor

Moderate

MellowHeavy

Moderate, depending on swell.

Spot Rating

Fun

PoorPerfect

Fun.

Shoulder Burn

Medium

LightExhausting

Not too bad.

Water Quality

Clean

CleanDirty

Minimal and nothing really to worry about.

Source : https://www.surfline.com/surf-report/short-sands/584204204e65fad6a77099ff

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