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Latitude: 34° 1.57' N
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Park in parking lot by the residences right off PCH.
DistanceTake a car
WalkGood walk (15-30 mn)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Private access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name Latigo
Wave qualityRegional Classic
FrequencyRarely break (5day/year)
BottomSandy with rock
PowerPowerful, Ordinary, Fun, Powerless
Normal lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good day lengthVery Long (300 to 500 m)
Good swell directionSouthWest, South, SouthEast
Good wind directionNorth, SouthEast, East, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to
Best tide positionLow and mid tide
Best tide movementRising tide
Week-end crowdUltra crowded
- Rips / undertow
- Private beach
Long right hand point break that will break on a strong South or South East swell. Long walk down beach below the high tide line. Limited parking in lot above.
Rarely breaks unless a decent sized swell. Will break bigger than Malibu usually, but mushier. Good longboarding spot, long workable rights. Some rocks to watch out for on the inside. Locals are usually not super aggressive but of course don't drop in on anyone and sit to the side. This place breaks so rarely that it's a limited resource and locals likely will drop in on you if you claim the set waves.
Go here to avoid the crowds at Malibu. It breaks so rarely that many people do not even check it. It takes a little bit of effort to surf here.
By Anonymous , 18-03-2008
latigo is a joke!! - I agree totally with the previous post.
This place is totally overrun by Janitors
(Stand-up paddlers). Bunch of old, stuck-up pricks!! Lame wave except for 5 days a year. They can have it!!
By Anonymous , 20-01-2008
latigo - This place is soooo lame. It is infested with those stand-up paddlers(I counted 8 one time).... it is a pretty picturesque point, though. Its not even thet great of a wave for shortboarders. Imagine gettin vibed by rich, childish, stand-up paddlers... what a joke!!!
By Jon Martin , 09-06-2006
I've been clean for six weeks! - I haven't picked up any diseases from surfing except from this spot (papiloma), and for such a crappy, sloppy, bumpy, slow wave! The other day, walking up the point, I saw eight urchins just floating around in the shorebreak . . . so you should all probably just quit surfing. Also,, if you're thinking of going down to Salsipuedes don't bother, it's totally closed (6/3).
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