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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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 Carmel River

USA, California, Monterey

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Drive past Carmel Beach on the little road that the beach is on (past the houses on the point to the south) and pass the point. You'll see a bay with FAT shorebreak.

English (Translate this text in English): Drive past Carmel Beach on the little road that the beach is on (past the houses on the point to the south) and pass the point. You'll see a bay with FAT shorebreak.

English (Translate this text in English): Drive past Carmel Beach on the little road that the beach is on (past the houses on the point to the south) and pass the point. You'll see a bay with FAT shorebreak.

English (Translate this text in English): Drive past Carmel Beach on the little road that the beach is on (past the houses on the point to the south) and pass the point. You'll see a bay with FAT shorebreak.

DistanceIn the city

WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperiencePros or kamikaze only...

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeSand-bar

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy with rock

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthShort (< 50m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorthWest, West

Good wind direction

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+

Best tide positionMid tide

Best tide movementFalling tide

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdEmpty

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow
- Rocks

 Additional Information

Be careful....bodyboarding only....heavy (HEAVY) shorebreak.

English (Translate this text in English): Be careful....bodyboarding only....heavy (HEAVY) shorebreak.

English (Translate this text in English): Be careful....bodyboarding only....heavy (HEAVY) shorebreak.

English (Translate this text in English): Be careful....bodyboarding only....heavy (HEAVY) shorebreak.

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General

Bodyboarding or bodysurfing only...unless you wana break your surfboard or get hassled.

English (Translate this text in English): Bodyboarding or bodysurfing only...unless you wana break your surfboard or get hassled.

English (Translate this text in English): Bodyboarding or bodysurfing only...unless you wana break your surfboard or get hassled.

English (Translate this text in English): Bodyboarding or bodysurfing only...unless you wana break your surfboard or get hassled.

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Carmel river
United States of America

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By Todd Pickering , 20-02-2008

Local?! - Local?! We're all just visiting.
I've never met a more stupid surfer than a local surfer.

By chester cheeto , 24-09-2006

- Bull, it surfs ok but it's not that good

By Evan , 20-09-2005

no more, sadly - This wave I believe is no more because of the river reconstruction...it sucks too cause' it was damn fun...

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