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ABOUT THE REEF

Reef
Photo: Richard Hallman

On the biggest days of the season, Nelscott Reef breaks about a mile offshore from Canyon Drive Park, in Lincoln City, Oregon. The massive open ocean swells are generated during the winter months.

Coming primarily from the northwest and westward direction, these storms produce wave heights in the 30’-50’ range once they hit the outer reef with some occasional crazy swells maxing out in the 60’-70’ range.