My Surf

  • My Profile
  • My Travel Map
  • My Surfed Spots
  • My Sessions
  • My Trips
  • My Pictures
  • My Messages
  • My Blog
  • Add new blog

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

Surf spot atlas made by surfers for surfers
Enjoy and contribute!

 Hermosa Pier Outside

USA, California, LA County

Other places:

GPS coordinates not set ! Edit this page and use the map selector to add the surf spot GPS location !

User rating (4)


  • Favourite
  • Your favourites and future surf spot lists

    Add surf spots to your profile

 Access

Westbound Pier Ave. in Hermosa Beach off of PCH. Wave breaks NW 60 yards off end of the pier.

English (Translate this text in English): Westbound Pier Ave. in Hermosa Beach off of PCH. Wave breaks NW 60 yards off end of the pier.

English (Translate this text in English): Westbound Pier Ave. in Hermosa Beach off of PCH. Wave breaks NW 60 yards off end of the pier.

English (Translate this text in English): Westbound Pier Ave. in Hermosa Beach off of PCH. Wave breaks NW 60 yards off end of the pier.

DistanceIn the city

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Trolley Cars

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualitySloppy

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyRarely break (5day/year)

Wave

TypeReef-artificial

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerPowerful

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorthWest, West

Good wind directionSouthEast, East

Swell sizeStarts working at 3m-3.5m / 10ft-12ft and holds up to 5m / 16 ft and over

Best tide positionLow and mid tide

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

More details

Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdEmpty

Webcam url 

Dangers

- Rips / undertow
- Man-made danger (buoys etc..)

 Additional Information

If Trolleys is breaking you pretty much have to jump off the end of the pier to make it out. This is illegal and the pier will most likely be closed off if the swell is large enough for it to break and if not, you're in plain view of the lifeguard's headquarters. Go to B-wall instead.

English (Translate this text in English): If Trolleys is breaking you pretty much have to jump off the end of the pier to make it out. This is illegal and the pier will most likely be closed off if the swell is large enough for it to break and if not, you're in plain view of the lifeguard's headquarters. Go to B-wall instead.

English (Translate this text in English): If Trolleys is breaking you pretty much have to jump off the end of the pier to make it out. This is illegal and the pier will most likely be closed off if the swell is large enough for it to break and if not, you're in plain view of the lifeguard's headquarters. Go to B-wall instead.

English (Translate this text in English): If Trolleys is breaking you pretty much have to jump off the end of the pier to make it out. This is illegal and the pier will most likely be closed off if the swell is large enough for it to break and if not, you're in plain view of the lifeguard's headquarters. Go to B-wall instead.

Atmosphere

Hermosa Beach had trolley bus service in the 20's-early 30's and when they were dismantled, some complete units were dumped off the end of the pier (how enviromentally conscious). Sand has accumulated around the cars leaving a defined sandbar which can trip up huge swells.

English (Translate this text in English): Hermosa Beach had trolley bus service in the 20's-early 30's and when they were dismantled, some complete units were dumped off the end of the pier (how enviromentally conscious). Sand has accumulated around the cars leaving a defined sandbar which can trip up huge swells.

English (Translate this text in English): Hermosa Beach had trolley bus service in the 20's-early 30's and when they were dismantled, some complete units were dumped off the end of the pier (how enviromentally conscious). Sand has accumulated around the cars leaving a defined sandbar which can trip up huge swells.

English (Translate this text in English): Hermosa Beach had trolley bus service in the 20's-early 30's and when they were dismantled, some complete units were dumped off the end of the pier (how enviromentally conscious). Sand has accumulated around the cars leaving a defined sandbar which can trip up huge swells.

General

Trolley Car's is a novelty wave and next to impossible to surf without a boat or an extremely long paddle from King Harbor. I've seen it break once on a 11', 22 second swell in 1997 and there was a guy towing into it. Pretty much a stunt drop and then the wave backs off.

English (Translate this text in English): Trolley Car's is a novelty wave and next to impossible to surf without a boat or an extremely long paddle from King Harbor. I've seen it break once on a 11', 22 second swell in 1997 and there was a guy towing into it. Pretty much a stunt drop and then the wave backs off.

English (Translate this text in English): Trolley Car's is a novelty wave and next to impossible to surf without a boat or an extremely long paddle from King Harbor. I've seen it break once on a 11', 22 second swell in 1997 and there was a guy towing into it. Pretty much a stunt drop and then the wave backs off.

English (Translate this text in English): Trolley Car's is a novelty wave and next to impossible to surf without a boat or an extremely long paddle from King Harbor. I've seen it break once on a 11', 22 second swell in 1997 and there was a guy towing into it. Pretty much a stunt drop and then the wave backs off.

Local professional? Add your surf business

Business directory

  • Show all (0)...
  • surf tours (0)
  • surf shops and shapers (0)
  • surf schools (0)
  • sleep & eat (0)
  • rent a car, others (0)

 Photos

Show all (1)...

Hermosa pier outside
United States of America

 Videos

Show all (0)...

No video available

 Last surf sessions

Add a surf session

Show all (0)...

Nenhuma secção

 Last surf trips

Add trip

Show all (0)...

Nenhuma viagem

 Comments

Add comment

Show all (21)...

By Anonymous , 19-01-2009

PIC ISNT HERMOSA - The pic is of Box Cars in huntington. I know this because i was out that day and long beach harbor is in the background

By Anonymous , 07-06-2008

sickest pits in winter. - i lived in hermosa for 3 years while compeating on pro tour from 96 to 99 arived in summer and thought the place wes a joke for real surf. being an aussie was usto power surfing.come winter the place is pumping got some of the best pits off the pier stand up fraight traines. the boys there are kings dave hattern jay at the ciggar shop keven at pier surf who hooked me up with boards and billy oswald greg browning and mike balzer you boys rule .jayde (aussie)

By PUSS! , 04-01-2007

. - god dammit jay

Errors, Feedback

You can edit this page to correct errors or add new information. If you have any problems regarding this page, Send us feedback.

Advertise

On the Go!

Wannasurf.com on your mobile

RSS All the RSS feeds of Wannasurf.com

Newsletter All news by email

Friends of Wannasurf

Wannasurf Online Shop