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Latitude: 48° 54.064' N
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10 minutes North of Bellingham - West of the I-5
DistanceIn the city
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
FrequencyRarely break (5day/year)
BottomSandy with rock
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell directionNorthWest
Good wind directionNorthWest
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+
Best tide positionLow and mid tide
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Ft Ebey is a consistent break compared to Seaman Spit.
Yes, this is a real break. No, you'll never likely be able to surf here.
As far as I know only 7 people have ever surfed here because this wave is one of the toughest in the state to predict. It requires a strong storm and gusting winds the day before in the perfect direction to even get it to begin to break. Add another 5-10 variables and it's basically impossible to predict when it will break.
If you're lucky enough to see this breaking, grab your board and get in the water quick. It may not break again till next year.
We surfed here on 3/29/09 and had 3ft glassy conditions with consistent swell for 3 hours. I doubt it will ever happen again. People walking by said they had lived here for 20 years and never seen it like that.
2011: Awesome storm this winter created rough 4ft waves but a couple of people ventured out in the strong winds to catch some waves. Waves have come through 3-4 times this year.
This break continues to remain ridden by only a few people in the know.
By Kolohe Kai , 30-12-2014
Long wait but glassy conditions return - Haven't had much luck this year at Seaman Spit with only 4 days of rideable waves in the last 6 months, but finally we had night of strong wind and then glassy conditions in the morning. Tiny waves but we're happy with what we can get up here.
By Kolohe Kai , 15-05-2012
Good winter and spring strong winds - Been enough high winds out of the NW this winter and spring that I surfed out here 4 times in the last couple of months. Not bad for inland surfing with no exposure to the open ocean.
By Anonymous , 29-09-2009
Two sessions in one week at the spot - Ankle biters 9/26/09 - but surfable.
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