Located in Del Norte County, California, Klamath Rivermouth is a good river mouth break that offers up a long barreling right-hander for those willing to brave it. The waves here are heavy and the currents strong, breaking for up to 200 meters over a sand bottom. Sharks are common, especially during the salmon run.
What are the best surf conditions for Klamath Rivermouth?
Gets good between chest high and double overhead. We recommend riding a shortboard then a step-up as the size increases. This break is suitable for intermediate and advanced-level surfers. The surf here usually has something to ride (5/10) and will be uncrowded (3/10). The best winds are from the East. The best swells are from the Northwest and Southwest. Works on all tides but best on incoming.
We recommend wearing a 5/4 here year-round. Water temperatures range between 9 and 13 degrees. See the temperature chart below for more data on this.