We’ve rounded up some of the finest places to surf on Oregon’s North Coast, along with local shops that rent boards, wetsuits, and other beach gear. 

Remember the ocean can be unpredictable, particularly during the stormy winter and fall months. Even on calm days, sneaker waves surprise unsuspecting people, potentially injuring or sweeping them out to sea. Check the daily tide charts and take precautions.

Seaside Cove

Longboarders approve of Seaside Cove’s hollow, fun waves at high tide, with a current that makes its waves best-suited for intermediate and advanced surfers.

Sunset Boulevard,
Seaside, OR, USA

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Indian Beach

*Temporarily closed due to road construction* Indian Beach, in Ecola Park just north of Cannon Beach, is popular with surfers of all levels, plus kayakers, too. You'll find peaky waves with left and (mostly) right shoulders, with the riptide along the North wall.

Indian Beach,
Oregon, USA

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Short Sands

Located in Smugglers Cove within Oswald West State Park, Short Sands has something for everyone. Surfers get clean waves and wind protection; beachcombers get tide pools and a beautiful waterfall.

Short Sand Beach,
Oswald West State Park, Arch Cape, OR, USA

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Surfing Oregon - Rental Shops & Lessons

Northwest Women's Surf Camps

Hosting surf camps and clinics, the Northwest Women's Surf Camps, are available as co-ed groups and for private lessons for all in a supportive, safe environment. Find beginner groups for both kids and adults available here.

NW Women's Surf Camps & Retreats,
North Roosevelt Drive, Seaside, OR, USA

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Cleanline Surf

With shops in both Seaside and Cannon Beach, Cleanline rents wetsuits, surfboards, bodyboards, or skimboards. Their staff knows local surf spots well, so don’t hesitate to ask for recommendations.

Cleanline Surf,
North Roosevelt Drive, Seaside, OR, USA

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Cannon Beach Surf Lessons & Rentals

Seasoned surf instructors Julie Adams and Michael Costello run their surf shack right beside board shop Cannon Beach Surf. Private, semi-private, and group lessons are available on their website, as well as all of the rental gear you need for a day on the waves.

Cannon Beach Surf Lessons & Rentals,
South Hemlock Street, Cannon Beach, OR, USA

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