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Latitude: 33° 44.197' N
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This wave is actually out front of the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes. You can park at the scenic turnout on PV Drive South and walk down to the beach or Park at the public parking area of Terranea and walk the indicated beach path down to Terranea's sandy beach. Then walk North on the rocks to the tip of the point.
WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name Trails
Wave qualityRegional Classic
FrequencyRarely break (5day/year)
BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)
PowerHollow, Fast, Ledgey, Slab
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest
Good wind directionNorth, East, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at 2.5m-3m / 8ft-10ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft
Best tide positionMid and high tide
Best tide movementRising tide
Week crowdFew surfers
Week-end crowdFew surfers
Only will break on the biggest Winter swells of the year. A short in&out tube on the good days, but on average days its a short closeout on the rocks. Very scenic location and beautiful surroundings. You can't see the break from the road, so it's a secret spot. Prepare to get vibed pretty heavily if anyone's around. There's a small crew who surf here when it's on. The 1 take off spot is 10ft wide and no insiders. It is a relatively obscure spot, as many people don't even know about it. But expect to be vibed!!!
My grandma could get an in&out tube here!! It's THAT predictable!!! Go to Terranea's Catalina Kitchen for a bite to eat after surf, or Nelsons grill and bar and relax on a beer after a scary session.
I got vibed here just standing and watching one day!
(with no surfboard)
By PA , 01-04-2016
BAs Palos Verdes surf spot/ Rick? - Back in the day...late 80s.... before any Trump golf course, I lived in Pedro for a few years and surfed this spot solo. I was young ish but above average surfer who understood etiquette and respect. Anyway, I scored this spot going off. 6-8' plus barreling right with sheet glass conditions. Meet a guy named Rick who I believe worked nights at a hospital so he could surf during the day. Curious if anyone reading this knows who I am talking about?
By Anonymous , 07-08-2010
- Anyone who knew anything about this place would not be commenting on this page. You guys are definitely kooks. Stay out of PV you will not get barreled here without getting a rock to your dome
By Anonymous , 06-07-2010
- Watch out for the rock and the take off spot is only ten feet wide. Its super dangerous! This wave will drill you.
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