Located in Southern Oregon, Gold Beach is a quality jetty break nestled in a long beach break that crashes over a well-developed sandbar. The waves here are pretty easy to surf and break for up to 150 meters serving up some powerful, meaty sections for turns and hacks. There is plenty of wildlife here, mostly seals and their predators. Head South from the jetty for some decent beach break peaks and even further South to Hunter Creek for some reefs and sandbars at the rivermouth. Rarely, a left breaking spot will come to life inside the jetties on big West swells and low tides.
What are the best surf conditions for Gold Beach?
Gets good from waist high to double overhead. We recommend riding a shortboard at this break. This wave is best suited to intermediate and advanced surfers. The surf here usually has a wave (5/10) and is generally uncrowded (4/10), although watch out for sharks, plenty of recent sightings. The best winds come from the East. The best swells come from the North, Northwest, South, and Southwest. Works on all tides.
We recommend wearing a 5/4 in the summer when water temps rise to 13 degrees. Same in winter when water temps drop to 10 degrees. See the temperature chart below for more data on this.