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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Bunkers

USA, California, Humboldt

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 40° 46.457' N
Longitude: 124° 13.53' W

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It is half a mile north of the mouth of humboldt bay (the north jetty). Bunkers is easily accessable to everyone. There is plenty of parking and is never packed.

English (Translate this text in English): It is half a mile north of the mouth of humboldt bay (the north jetty). Bunkers is easily accessable to everyone. There is plenty of parking and is never packed.

English (Translate this text in English): It is half a mile north of the mouth of humboldt bay (the north jetty). Bunkers is easily accessable to everyone. There is plenty of parking and is never packed.

English (Translate this text in English): It is half a mile north of the mouth of humboldt bay (the north jetty). Bunkers is easily accessable to everyone. There is plenty of parking and is never packed.

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualitySloppy

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

Type

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerFast, Powerful

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest

Good wind directionNorthWest, SouthWest

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.5m-2m /5ft-6ft and holds up to 5m / 16 ft and over

Best tide positionMid and high tide

Best tide movementRising tide

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow
- Sharks

 Additional Information

It is a mess, do not ever go during low tide. You'll end up eight miles out and if your lucky the coast guard will find you or more likely just your board.

English (Translate this text in English): It is a mess, do not ever go during low tide. You'll end up eight miles out and if your lucky the coast guard will find you or more likely just your board.

English (Translate this text in English): It is a mess, do not ever go during low tide. You'll end up eight miles out and if your lucky the coast guard will find you or more likely just your board.

English (Translate this text in English): It is a mess, do not ever go during low tide. You'll end up eight miles out and if your lucky the coast guard will find you or more likely just your board.

Atmosphere

scary

English (Translate this text in English): scary

English (Translate this text in English): scary

English (Translate this text in English): scary

General

not for me but for crazy guys

English (Translate this text in English): not for me but for crazy guys

English (Translate this text in English): not for me but for crazy guys

English (Translate this text in English): not for me but for crazy guys

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By Anonomous , 05-03-2009

Bunkers bra - Surfed it a few days ago. Offshore with the SSW winds, and legit barrels on the L's and R's. Good size too. Went back the next day, and it was bigger, very stiff offshores, and nobody out. Went for a paddle and pissed my pants out there. Gave new meaning to the term "bigger than it looks".

By Anonymous , 27-12-2007

dont underestimate or undergun - it is fickle but i saw a barrel that you could drive a school bus through. thought the guy riding it was trying to commit suicide but then i realized it was blake. had me super pumped just watching it from the jetty.

By Anonymous , 07-06-2007

- I agree with the last post and just add that this is sort of a deep water beach break with lots of parallel sand bars and troughs (similar to Ocean Beach in SF but not quite)--that means more power, lots of soup on the inside = tougher paddling than the breaks you are probably used to, and a lot of visible and sometimes aggressive marine life in the lineup (obviously the last thing also has to do with being near the mouth of the bay--bait fish, salmon, seals, sea lions, sharks--but sharks and other animals also like to cruise the troughs of these kinds of bottoms). Also, there can be very strong rips and longshore current here and they change frequently. This is not a safe place (or even a doable place, paddling-wise) for beginners unless it's small (under head high). Otherwise, if you don't mind the soup and the shark-vibe, it has some great days as well as some sloppy ones. I also highly recommend that beginners completely avoid the Jetty. It's an easy paddle with the rip along the rocks and the vibe is overhyped unless its a really good day, BUT there's a very narrow takeoff zone (trust me, you won't have the right of way or skill to outcompete the regulars) and the wave attracts mostly intermediate and better surfers and they don't want people kooking out there, ditching their boards, paddling through the face, etc.

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