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!

 Santa Monica - Samo 20

USA, California, LA County

Other places:

This is an interactive map! Use controls to pan and zoom this map.

Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

GPS History (1)

Latitude: 34° 0.274' N
Longitude: 118° 29.541' W

User rating (12)


  • Favourite
  • Your favourites and future surf spot lists

    Add surf spots to your profile

 Access

Take 10 freeway going towards Santa Monica.
Exit 4th Street. Left on the exit, and pass the 1st light, then make a right on Pico; and look for beach parking signs. Then go straight and find a parking spot. You can park at the beach parking for $5.00.

English (Translate this text in English): Take 10 freeway going towards Santa Monica.<br />Exit 4th Street. Left on the exit, and pass the 1st light, then make a right on Pico; and look for beach parking signs. Then go straight and find a parking spot. You can park at the beach parking for $5.00.

English (Translate this text in English): Take 10 freeway going towards Santa Monica.&lt;br &#47;&gt;Exit 4th Street. Left on the exit, and pass the 1st light, then make a right on Pico; and look for beach parking signs. Then go straight and find a parking spot. You can park at the beach parking for $5.00.

English (Translate this text in English): Take 10 freeway going towards Santa Monica.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Exit 4th Street. Left on the exit, and pass the 1st light, then make a right on Pico; and look for beach parking signs. Then go straight and find a parking spot. You can park at the beach parking for $5.00.

DistanceIn the city

WalkInstant access (&lt; 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualitySloppy

ExperienceBeginners wave

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerFast, Powerful, Ordinary

Normal lengthShort (&lt; 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

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

More details

Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdCrowded

Webcam url 

Dangers

- Rips / undertow
- Pollution

 Additional Information

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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

Atmosphere

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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

General

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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

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 (2)...

Santa monica - samo 20
United States of America

Santa monica - samo 20
United States of America

 Videos

Show all (0)...

No video available

 Last surf sessions

Add a surf session

Show all (0)...

No surf session

 Last surf trips

Add trip

Show all (0)...

No surf trip

 Comments

Add comment

Show all (4)...

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.

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