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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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 Abalone Cove

USA, California, LA County

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
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Latitude: 33° 44.266' N
Longitude: 118° 22.561' W

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 Access

The spot is directly below Palos Verdes Drive South, accross the street from the Wayfarer's Chapel. Park at the public parking for Abalone Cove, slightly west of the surf area, and walk down. If you park in the Wayfarer's Chapel lot you might get towed. If your not from Palos Verdes, don't surf here without someone from the area. On a big day or a solid swell, locals will roust you for paddling out. Its a very technical wave that do not break very often so when its good, the few guys that have been surfing this spot since they were kids will not let you catch any waves.

English (Translate this text in English): The spot is directly below Palos Verdes Drive South, accross the street from the Wayfarer's Chapel. Park at the public parking for Abalone Cove, slightly west of the surf area, and walk down. If you park in the Wayfarer's Chapel lot you might get towed. If your not from Palos Verdes, don't surf here without someone from the area. On a big day or a solid swell, locals will roust you for paddling out. Its a very technical wave that do not break very often so when its good, the few guys that have been surfing this spot since they were kids will not let you catch any waves.

English (Translate this text in English): The spot is directly below Palos Verdes Drive South, accross the street from the Wayfarer's Chapel. Park at the public parking for Abalone Cove, slightly west of the surf area, and walk down. If you park in the Wayfarer's Chapel lot you might get towed. If your not from Palos Verdes, don't surf here without someone from the area. On a big day or a solid swell, locals will roust you for paddling out. Its a very technical wave that do not break very often so when its good, the few guys that have been surfing this spot since they were kids will not let you catch any waves.

English (Translate this text in English): The spot is directly below Palos Verdes Drive South, accross the street from the Wayfarer's Chapel. Park at the public parking for Abalone Cove, slightly west of the surf area, and walk down. If you park in the Wayfarer's Chapel lot you might get towed. If your not from Palos Verdes, don't surf here without someone from the area. On a big day or a solid swell, locals will roust you for paddling out. Its a very technical wave that do not break very often so when its good, the few guys that have been surfing this spot since they were kids will not let you catch any waves.

DistanceIn the city

WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencySometimes break

Wave

TypeReef-rocky

DirectionRight and left

BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)

PowerOrdinary

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorthWest, West, South

Good wind directionNorth, NorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdCrowded

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Dangers

- Rocks
- Localism

 Additional Information

Abalone Cove has three spots: 1) The Point, the main surf spot, a reef left, breaks on a direct south and any W-WNW winter swell. Its at the south/east end of the cove. It breaks at all tides depending on the swell size. It can get good but usually is smaller than other PV spots. 2) Toilet Bowls, a peak, is directly west of the point. Many prefer it to the point, especially those desiring a right. Sometimes it's pretty good. It's got a partially sandy bottom at vcarious times of the year. 3) The right-hander is further west from Toilet Bowls on a big unruly reef with funky sections. I think it sucks but others disagree.

English (Translate this text in English): Abalone Cove has three spots: 1) The Point, the main surf spot, a reef left, breaks on a direct south and any W-WNW winter swell. Its at the south/east end of the cove. It breaks at all tides depending on the swell size. It can get good but usually is smaller than other PV spots. 2) Toilet Bowls, a peak, is directly west of the point. Many prefer it to the point, especially those desiring a right. Sometimes it's pretty good. It's got a partially sandy bottom at vcarious times of the year. 3) The right-hander is further west from Toilet Bowls on a big unruly reef with funky sections. I think it sucks but others disagree.

English (Translate this text in English): Abalone Cove has three spots: 1) The Point, the main surf spot, a reef left, breaks on a direct south and any W-WNW winter swell. Its at the south/east end of the cove. It breaks at all tides depending on the swell size. It can get good but usually is smaller than other PV spots. 2) Toilet Bowls, a peak, is directly west of the point. Many prefer it to the point, especially those desiring a right. Sometimes it's pretty good. It's got a partially sandy bottom at vcarious times of the year. 3) The right-hander is further west from Toilet Bowls on a big unruly reef with funky sections. I think it sucks but others disagree.

English (Translate this text in English): Abalone Cove has three spots: 1) The Point, the main surf spot, a reef left, breaks on a direct south and any W-WNW winter swell. Its at the south/east end of the cove. It breaks at all tides depending on the swell size. It can get good but usually is smaller than other PV spots. 2) Toilet Bowls, a peak, is directly west of the point. Many prefer it to the point, especially those desiring a right. Sometimes it's pretty good. It's got a partially sandy bottom at vcarious times of the year. 3) The right-hander is further west from Toilet Bowls on a big unruly reef with funky sections. I think it sucks but others disagree.

Atmosphere

This is a Palos Verdes surf spot, so localism is always a possibility. It's in Rancho Palos Verdes, however, not Palos Verdes Estates. I believe that has a bearing on the fact that the localism is less hostile than at some other PV spots. Sometimes there's no localism at all, just a mellow vibe.

English (Translate this text in English): This is a Palos Verdes surf spot, so localism is always a possibility. It's in Rancho Palos Verdes, however, not Palos Verdes Estates. I believe that has a bearing on the fact that the localism is less hostile than at some other PV spots. Sometimes there's no localism at all, just a mellow vibe.

English (Translate this text in English): This is a Palos Verdes surf spot, so localism is always a possibility. It's in Rancho Palos Verdes, however, not Palos Verdes Estates. I believe that has a bearing on the fact that the localism is less hostile than at some other PV spots. Sometimes there's no localism at all, just a mellow vibe.

English (Translate this text in English): This is a Palos Verdes surf spot, so localism is always a possibility. It's in Rancho Palos Verdes, however, not Palos Verdes Estates. I believe that has a bearing on the fact that the localism is less hostile than at some other PV spots. Sometimes there's no localism at all, just a mellow vibe.

General

The surf of the point at Abalone is right there below PV Drive South. You can't miss it as you drive by. It's a beautiful place to visit. Bring your family for the great publicly accessible beach, one of RPV's treasures. Come and enjoy the day, whether you surf or not. A really lovely spot.

English (Translate this text in English): The surf of the point at Abalone is right there below PV Drive South. You can't miss it as you drive by. It's a beautiful place to visit. Bring your family for the great publicly accessible beach, one of RPV's treasures. Come and enjoy the day, whether you surf or not. A really lovely spot.

English (Translate this text in English): The surf of the point at Abalone is right there below PV Drive South. You can't miss it as you drive by. It's a beautiful place to visit. Bring your family for the great publicly accessible beach, one of RPV's treasures. Come and enjoy the day, whether you surf or not. A really lovely spot.

English (Translate this text in English): The surf of the point at Abalone is right there below PV Drive South. You can't miss it as you drive by. It's a beautiful place to visit. Bring your family for the great publicly accessible beach, one of RPV's treasures. Come and enjoy the day, whether you surf or not. A really lovely spot.

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By Anonymous , 29-07-2010

Say NO to a Proposed Building at Abalone Cove - http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/abalone-cove.html

By pribsribs , 11-01-2010

old school - Sorry to hear such negative stuff on localism. I grew up surfing rat, hag, L-bay, and we never hasseled outsiders unless they camped on the shoulder. My crew started the Peninsula Surf club in the early 60's, crowds were not a real problem back then, We surfed the cove a few times a year, usually when it was big, otheer than that it really wasn't worth the walk!I still remember paddeling from rat to the cove, surfing for a few hours than trudging up the path to hitch a ride back to the "shack" at Dales house. than a quick walk thru pee water springs to the plaza (Moors Market)for FOOOOD!In closing- you can't really blame home boys for protecting their spots, Just try to use the golden rule!

By Loc , 15-10-2009

All loud mouth babies - That sounds totally typical in PV. BIg mouths and they are not very good at surfing. This is what happens when you only surf a feable break and don't go out of your area. Their lame.

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