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!

 Del Monte Beach

USA, California, Monterey

Other places:

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

Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

GPS History (1)

Latitude: 36° 36.327' N
Longitude: 121° 52.158' W

User rating (1)


  • Favourite
  • Your favourites and future surf spot lists

    Add surf spots to your profile

 Access

In monterey, on del monte avenue Your going to see the sign for 'Del Monte Beach' and take the right turn, drive up the hill and park along the semi-boardwalk.

English (Translate this text in English): In monterey, on del monte avenue Your going to see the sign for 'Del Monte Beach' and take the right turn, drive up the hill and park along the semi-boardwalk.

English (Translate this text in English): In monterey, on del monte avenue Your going to see the sign for 'Del Monte Beach' and take the right turn, drive up the hill and park along the semi-boardwalk.

English (Translate this text in English): In monterey, on del monte avenue Your going to see the sign for 'Del Monte Beach' and take the right turn, drive up the hill and park along the semi-boardwalk.

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Casa Del Rey

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeSand-bar

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerPowerful, Ordinary, Fun, Powerless

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell direction

Good wind direction

Swell sizeStarts working at and holds up to

Best tide position

Best tide movement

More details

Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdFew surfers

Webcam url 

Dangers

- Rips / undertow
- Sharks

 Additional Information

This is the place where I learned to surf before stepping it up to Asilomar, Pac Grove, Carmel and other slots down PCH. Very lazy wave that's likely to closeout often but if you can grab is on a good day it's all yours.

Surfing there for 5 years solid and never had a case of localism or anything along the lines. Fires on the beach are OK and real nice sandy bottom you can walk out for a good 200 yards if you need to save your arms for the real paddling.

Have seen great whites in the lineup before so keep tabs on the vibe, but that should not be anything new for Cent-Cal surfers.

English (Translate this text in English): This is the place where I learned to surf before stepping it up to Asilomar, Pac Grove, Carmel and other slots down PCH. Very lazy wave that's likely to closeout often but if you can grab is on a good day it's all yours. <br /><br />Surfing there for 5 years solid and never had a case of localism or anything along the lines. Fires on the beach are OK and real nice sandy bottom you can walk out for a good 200 yards if you need to save your arms for the real paddling.<br /><br />Have seen great whites in the lineup before so keep tabs on the vibe, but that should not be anything new for Cent-Cal surfers.

English (Translate this text in English): This is the place where I learned to surf before stepping it up to Asilomar, Pac Grove, Carmel and other slots down PCH. Very lazy wave that's likely to closeout often but if you can grab is on a good day it's all yours. &lt;br &#47;&gt;&lt;br &#47;&gt;Surfing there for 5 years solid and never had a case of localism or anything along the lines. Fires on the beach are OK and real nice sandy bottom you can walk out for a good 200 yards if you need to save your arms for the real paddling.&lt;br &#47;&gt;&lt;br &#47;&gt;Have seen great whites in the lineup before so keep tabs on the vibe, but that should not be anything new for Cent-Cal surfers.

English (Translate this text in English): This is the place where I learned to surf before stepping it up to Asilomar, Pac Grove, Carmel and other slots down PCH. Very lazy wave that's likely to closeout often but if you can grab is on a good day it's all yours. &amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Surfing there for 5 years solid and never had a case of localism or anything along the lines. Fires on the beach are OK and real nice sandy bottom you can walk out for a good 200 yards if you need to save your arms for the real paddling.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Have seen great whites in the lineup before so keep tabs on the vibe, but that should not be anything new for Cent-Cal surfers.

Atmosphere

General

Great place for beginner surfers, can be a decent challenge for advanced surfers when it gets big.

English (Translate this text in English): Great place for beginner surfers, can be a decent challenge for advanced surfers when it gets big.

English (Translate this text in English): Great place for beginner surfers, can be a decent challenge for advanced surfers when it gets big.

English (Translate this text in English): Great place for beginner surfers, can be a decent challenge for advanced surfers when it gets big.

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 (3)...

Del monte beach
United States of America

Del monte beach
United States of America

Del monte beach
United States of America

 Videos

Show all (0)...

No video available

 Last surf sessions

Add a surf session

Show all (3)...


Del Monte Beach
By josh_sos
Jun 14, 2009
FLAT!!! - Nothing Notta Zip Zilcho...No waves for weeks here.  Getting discouraged.  Hoping to catch a wave before I leave in August.  We shall see...
More...

Del Monte Beach
By josh_sos
Jun 9, 2009
Got a rash...need salt bath! - Just needed to get wet.  Still no waves in Monterey.  Almost two weeks without breaking waves.  I did see two smaller guys breaking off these 1ft. high 30 ft long waves.  It seemed like they could catch a 6 incher on their long bo
More...

Del Monte Beach
By josh_sos
May 28, 2009
Back after three years! - My brother came in town from Indiana, and he really wanted to try and surf.  I had been dry for three years due to asthma and fatness.  Got out there and got caught in a rip on a short board at 280 lbs. with no lungs.  Paddled for my
More...

 Last surf trips

Add trip

Show all (0)...

No surf trip

 Comments

Add comment

Show all (3)...

By OKAMOFO , 01-03-2012

Patience - "Good" days at Del Monte (aka Casa Verd) are few and far between. The last "epic" session I had there was nearly 3-4 summers ago when there was a chainlink fence underneath the apartments. There use to be three distinct peaks there, but those sandbars are long gone. Like all things cyclic, those sandbars, or ones similar, will come back. When its good, it's an easy paddle out to the peak where you'll be with a few other surfers at most. Great vibe. When it's bad, it's choppy, windblown and massive closeouts that will pound you on the sand.

By Shakey3 , 09-08-2011

Every 5 Years - Every 5 years (give or take) mother nature grooms the waters of Del Monte beach and the surf gets... surfable. You get out and ride for 5 days in a row, then the winds shift, the tides change and Del Monte goes back to sleep. Closeouts and unrideable waves continue for another 5 years, but be patient and you will have 6 foot faces all to yourself.

By Gene Fowler , 14-10-2010

Started out here - Had a great crew of friends that surfed this place together in the early-mid 1960's, Mike Garnero, John Davis, Mike Owens, Bruce Runyan, Rome Hutchings and a bunch of others. We started out skimboarding and riding surfmats (remember those things) and then we got real longboards. When it blew out we'd ski down the surrounding sand dunes on little boards we'd made. This was our home break and we all had a blast. I still surf (on the 3rd coast) and check out the Del Monte cam nearly every day, brings back great memories.

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