The recent release of WRF v3.0 is one such instance, as several advanced parameterizations have been introduced in this version that are potentially valuable for use in the Arctic. In addition, the Beaufort Sea region, including the North Slope of Alaska, is a particularly unique area. Though previous studies have attempted to determine the best physics options to use in polar regions, their conclusions are not necessarily fully applicable to this region, with its combination of complex geographical features, including a sea covered by seasonal sea ice with a coast that borders a rugged mountain range. We have conducted a study with WRF v3.0 that attempts to identify the best-performing physics package for this region through a series of month-long simulations in which all available physics options are tested and the results verified against observations from not only land-based stations, but also from the QuikSCAT SeaWinds instrument, which provides high-resolution surface wind data over the open ocean. Through this statistical analysis, we aim to ascertain the most suitable combination of physical schemes applicable to the Beaufort Sea region as a whole, including both land and ocean areas, with a special emphasis given to evaluating the simulation of surface winds over the sea.