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The Breakwater itself is in Redondo but the waves are in Hermosa. Find a parking spot at the southern end of Hermosa near the King Harbor Marina, if you can. Once on the beach , look South. It will be obvious if it is working. Or ask for a window seat at the Chart House and sip cocktails while surfers slip into barrels.
DistanceIn the city
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityRegional Classic
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionNorth, NorthWest
Good wind directionSouthEast, East
Swell sizeStarts working at 2m-2.5m / 6ft-8ft and holds up to 5m / 16 ft and over
Best tide positionLow and mid tide
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week crowdUltra crowded
Week-end crowdUltra crowded
- Rips / undertow
- Man-made danger (buoys etc..)
South Bay's big winter wave spot. Waves bounce off breawater to form a hollow wedging peak that goes into a horrendous close out. The easiest way out the back is to jump off the rocks. Lots of juice. A good place to ride a big gun.
The only place to take off is behind the peak on the side wave and backdooring it. Its like getting shot out of a cannon only you stay in the barrel until the the bonecrushing closeout. It gets rediculously crowded and shoulder hoppers usually get pitched over the top of the tuberiders.
Its a great spectator wave for big barrels and multi surfer wipeouts. Sit on the wall and join in with the hooting
By Anonymous , 11-10-2009
the wall - surfed here with a guy called sarge real cool dude. fun shoulder high waves
By Anonymous , 11-10-2009
waves - waves are always fun here and the bp guys are always cool so enough with this stupid forum somebody delete these posts
By Anonymous , 10-10-2009
surf with respect - moved from no cal to so cal over 20 years ago. didnt know you wernt sapos2 surf break wall. but did and showd a little respect and found a diff. familly of bros that will be my brothers for life now live in co but if im paddling out theres no other place 4 me!!! show some respect!
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