The great northwest in the United States is beautiful country and also one of the many places offering some of the best surfing in the world. There are a wide variety of beautiful surf spots along the Oregon coastline including the central and south regions; however, some of the most popular surf spots are located in the northwest area of Oregon, which offers the best surfing in the world.
Located near Portland, Oregon, Cannon Beach is beautiful and has easily accessible surf breaks that appeal to surfers of all skill levels. Some of the top surf spots include Oceanside, Cape Kiwanda in Pacific City, Short Sands located in Oswald West State Park, Indian Beach and Seaside Cove. Short Sands, located off of Highway 101, is the ideal surf spot for beginners. Generally crowded, Short Sands has three parking lots, a campground and public restrooms. This is one of the top spots for beginners to practice. For intermediate to advanced surfers, Seaside Cove is highly recommended. This particular location has a north to southwest swell and is a favorite of long boarders. Surfers to Seaside Cove should take care of boulders and closeout sets.
For beginning surfers, there is a surf camp that provides a well organized and structured but fun curriculum for visitors or locals wanting to take professional surf lessons. One of the top surf camps in the northwest, Oregon Surf Adventures sponsored by Roxy and Quiksilver, offers a Learn to Surf Program. This program is ideal for kids and teens interested in learning to surf as well as amateur surfers looking to hone their skills. Oregon Surf Adventures offers one-day and two-day classes with a well-trained, experienced staff that is trained in CPR and first aid. Oregon Surf Adventures also offers private and custom surf lessons as well as surf groups.
For surfers headed to Oregon to enjoy some of the best surfing in the world, come geared up for the chilled water, swells generated by storms and white sharks. Surfers should also be prepared for some of the most accessible surfing spots and the beauty of Oregon.