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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Latitude: 34° 0.274' N
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Take 10 freeway going towards Santa Monica.
DistanceIn the city
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
DirectionRight and left
PowerFast, Powerful, Ordinary
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionNorthWest, SouthWest
Good wind direction
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 1m+ / 3ft+
Best tide position
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
This is not the best spot on the map, but it's a spot. It's more of a beginner's spot because there's a lot of white wash to surf for beginners. The waves aren't great for longboards unless it's a north west swell; then you're in heaven. But you bring a 8' longboard, or a shortboard, you should be in good shape. Station 20 is for beginners, and couple stations on the left are for more advanced surfers. Closer to the pier is some run off from the city. Stay clear of it. It's warm, but it might make you sick.
The locals are very nice. The area gets a lot of college students and sorority girls that are just learning to surf. That's pretty much what makes me come back here once in a while. There are a few surfing instructors that are normally available by there and they charge about $50.00 or so to help out the beginners. On occasion, you might meet a hottie that's going to ask for surfing tips. it's pretty cool. There are a lot of inner city programs that use this spot to teach inner city kids to surf. It's pretty cool, and you need to watch for them -- try not to run them over. Overall, the locals are great and very friendly. You may get a couple of Haole's, (by the way I'm from the South pacific), that get to this spot on a shortboard and act like they own the ocean, but they are often overwhelmed by the local crowd. Just be cool, and give a wave -- take a wave.
It's a nice spot if your bringing your girlfriend or wife with you, or your kids. It's friendly, and I only go to this spot because there are always waves here. They aren't the best, but at least you can surf them. You won't get sponsored surfing here, but you'll have fun.
Santa monica - samo 20
Santa monica - samo 20
By Big-Hendrik , 02-09-2005
great spot - when you are done from work and have only an hour to surf it's fun. it's near by and you always catch some e.z. to ride waves.
By tori , 11-07-2005
- I surf tower 29 a lot, and farther north as well, and i really pretty much enjoy it. its crowded but you get plenty of waves. its not localized at all, there are no evil vibes. it can get pretty good at times, not too great when its really big, but otherwise, it can hold decent shape sometimes. I dunno, ive never been hassled here, which i cant say for many other spots, so hey.and ive never gotten sick either.
By anonymous , 08-07-2005
- Used to live in Santa monica, even went to samohi, now a San Clemente local...but grew up longboarding and bodyboarding various spots around there. It had a few good waves back in the day, especially for a little kid. by the way, I have never gotten sick from being in LA water.
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