La Push Spot Guide

About La Push

Aside from one public access featuring the sandbars of La Push, the stretch of coast from Ruby Beach to Neah Bay is generally no-man's-land, and one may be inclined to say mediocre surf spots outnumber the good ones. Located within Olympic National Park, La Push is home to some decent but fickle beachbreak. The crescent of First Beach is the main spot, offering erratic sandbars with a steep beach drop-off. Basically only rideable during summer and early autumn, La Push is an average beachbreak that has some good days and a lot of bad days.

Above La Push, the Olympic Peninsula's Cape Flattery is the northwestern-most point of land in the contiguous United States. Here lies a north-northeast-facing surf reality a world away from the exposed coast. Maddeningly fickle and working only during large NW swells are a handful of rideable breaks.

Source: La Push Surf Guide

Ability Level

Intermediate - advanced

Beg Int Adv

Intermediate-Advanced

Local Vibe

Welcoming

Welcoming Intimidating

Mellow.

Crowd Factor

Mellow

Mellow Heavy

Maybe a couple of surfers, but no problem.

Spot Rating

Poor

Poor Perfect

Kinda fun.

Shoulder Burn

Medium

Light Exhausting

Not too bad.

Water Quality

Clean

Clean Dirty

Clean.

Additional Information

Hazards

Isolation and loneliness.

Access

At the north end of Forks, exit Highway 101 onto Highway 110, aka La Push Road, and take it to the end (14 miles).

Bring Your

Shortboard, funboard, fish

Seabed

Sand

Best Season

June-August

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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