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Latitude: 33° 54.305' N
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Take the bikepath via skate from Dockweiler parking. At the jetty, go to the south side.
DistanceIn the city
WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityRegional Classic
DirectionRight and left
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day length
Good swell directionNorthWest
Good wind directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementRising tide
Week-end crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
- Man-made danger (buoys etc..)
Great in the winter!!! Empty lineup, killer drops and barrels. The rights stand up on a North West swell, and on one of those rare off shore days, you WILL have one of the best waves in So Cal to ride. Just north of El Porto - you do have to worry about sewage....
During the weekend you may have local problems (funny how weekend twinkies call themselves local). If you are good, you wont have any problems. Overall good vibe.
Great place during cold winter mornings.
By Briantri , 27-07-2011
Oil Peir - I surfed this area back in the late 70's early 80's. We wore black wetsuits and rode white boards. Never realy had a problem with the locals but, I guess I was a local.
The biggest wave I ever rode was at Grand St., Me and a buddy paddled out in 15 foot surf, we were the only ones out. I caught one 15-18 foot wave on my 5'-11" wing rounded pin(probably a single fin). Met my buddy on the beach, his board had snaped in half. It was a great day, one I will always remember.
By Anonymous , 22-09-2008
duuuuude. - where's robinson and gibson we got a sick v ball match goin. side out bro! where's my agent and zinca bro?
By tom , 13-11-2007
oh really - bro...who are you?? what you been surfing the spot for like 3 years or so? its been called hammies before you were born, so dont give your 5 cents on how you think its name should change..."southside", sounds like some ghetto term you grommet!...you probably surf here in the summer
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