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

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 Redondo - The Breakwater

USA, California, LA County

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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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencySometimes break

Wave

TypeBreakwater/jetty

DirectionLeft

BottomSandy

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

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

More details

Week crowdUltra crowded

Week-end crowdUltra crowded

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Dangers

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

 Additional Information

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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

Atmosphere

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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

General

Its a great spectator wave for big barrels and multi surfer wipeouts. Sit on the wall and join in with the hooting

English (Translate this text in English): Its a great spectator wave for big barrels and multi surfer wipeouts. Sit on the wall and join in with the hooting

English (Translate this text in English): Its a great spectator wave for big barrels and multi surfer wipeouts. Sit on the wall and join in with the hooting

English (Translate this text in English): Its a great spectator wave for big barrels and multi surfer wipeouts. Sit on the wall and join in with the hooting

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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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