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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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 Camel Rock

USA, California, Humboldt

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 41° 2.113' N
Longitude: 124° 7.407' W

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From 101 north, ~ 12 mi north of Arcata, take the Westhaven Exit. Turn left under the freeway, and the road will immediately "T". Go right about a quarter mile until you come to the cliff around the right-hand bend. You can check the surf from one of a couple small pull-outs overlooking Camel Rock--you'll see immediately why it's named that. To get down to the beach (~200 feet down), park about 100 yds further north in the larger lot.

English (Translate this text in English): From 101 north, ~ 12 mi north of Arcata, take the Westhaven Exit. Turn left under the freeway, and the road will immediately "T". Go right about a quarter mile until you come to the cliff around the right-hand bend. You can check the surf from one of a couple small pull-outs overlooking Camel Rock--you'll see immediately why it's named that. To get down to the beach (~200 feet down), park about 100 yds further north in the larger lot.

English (Translate this text in English): From 101 north, ~ 12 mi north of Arcata, take the Westhaven Exit. Turn left under the freeway, and the road will immediately "T". Go right about a quarter mile until you come to the cliff around the right-hand bend. You can check the surf from one of a couple small pull-outs overlooking Camel Rock--you'll see immediately why it's named that. To get down to the beach (~200 feet down), park about 100 yds further north in the larger lot.

English (Translate this text in English): From 101 north, ~ 12 mi north of Arcata, take the Westhaven Exit. Turn left under the freeway, and the road will immediately "T". Go right about a quarter mile until you come to the cliff around the right-hand bend. You can check the surf from one of a couple small pull-outs overlooking Camel Rock--you'll see immediately why it's named that. To get down to the beach (~200 feet down), park about 100 yds further north in the larger lot.

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name 6th Ave, Houda Point

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeSand-bar

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy with rock

Power

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell direction

Good wind direction

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+

Best tide positionLow and mid tide

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdCrowded

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Atmosphere

North coast beauty, off the main highway. Seals abound, very rare GW shark sightings. Sand bar works in late winter and spring, but not every year. When it's going, it can't be beat. Probably one of the more crowded spots in Humboldt County.

English (Translate this text in English): North coast beauty, off the main highway. Seals abound, very rare GW shark sightings. Sand bar works in late winter and spring, but not every year. When it's going, it can't be beat. Probably one of the more crowded spots in Humboldt County.

English (Translate this text in English): North coast beauty, off the main highway. Seals abound, very rare GW shark sightings. Sand bar works in late winter and spring, but not every year. When it's going, it can't be beat. Probably one of the more crowded spots in Humboldt County.

English (Translate this text in English): North coast beauty, off the main highway. Seals abound, very rare GW shark sightings. Sand bar works in late winter and spring, but not every year. When it's going, it can't be beat. Probably one of the more crowded spots in Humboldt County.

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Camel Rock
By wavepicker
Mar 9, 2009
moonshadow -    On a sloppy day at camel, at 5:30 p.m., I talked myself into paddling out to join about 30 people to rebound from my lost gun blues. There were waves to ride, but not great by any stretch of imagination. The sun set beautifully at around
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By ColdWater , 24-03-2009

The Smiling Menace - Shark sighting at 6 pm on Mon. the 23rd. No one was molested.

By Anonymous , 09-01-2009

Camel's Too Crowded - Yo all you aggro people at Camel. Mellow out, or we're coming after you

By Anonymous , 18-11-2008

- the reason us shortboarders drop in on you longboarders is because you waste waves. you stand up and kick out off the back. you dont finish waves through and through. you also are all kooks except for dave. you all fall and get in the way. so we will all continue to snake you until you learn to surf!!!

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