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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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 Moss Landing

USA, California, Monterey

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
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Latitude: 36° 49.046' N
Longitude: 121° 47.602' W

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It's a marked state beach right off of Highway 1, just north of the Moss Landing harbor.
Alt. View...Not worth the drive. Santa Cruz has much more potential.

English (Translate this text in English): It's a marked state beach right off of Highway 1, just north of the Moss Landing harbor.<br />Alt. View...Not worth the drive. Santa Cruz has much more potential.

English (Translate this text in English): It's a marked state beach right off of Highway 1, just north of the Moss Landing harbor.&lt;br &#47;&gt;Alt. View...Not worth the drive. Santa Cruz has much more potential.

English (Translate this text in English): It's a marked state beach right off of Highway 1, just north of the Moss Landing harbor.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Alt. View...Not worth the drive. Santa Cruz has much more potential.

DistanceTake a car

WalkLong walk (>30 mn)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Ledgey

Normal lengthShort (&lt; 50m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorthWest, West

Good wind directionEast

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 5m / 16 ft and over

Best tide positionMid and high tide

Best tide movementRising tide

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdCrowded

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow
- Sharks

 Additional Information

The closer you get to the Jetty (this is at the end of the parking area), the smaller it is, and it is much easier to paddle out. As you move to the North, the waves build up considerably in size, with less places to make it out! This is the closest this area has to Puerto Escondito! It is not uncommon to see Hawaii quality tubes with waves spitting up and down the beach. Look for North swells with Long periods.

English (Translate this text in English): The closer you get to the Jetty (this is at the end of the parking area), the smaller it is, and it is much easier to paddle out. As you move to the North, the waves build up considerably in size, with less places to make it out! This is the closest this area has to Puerto Escondito! It is not uncommon to see Hawaii quality tubes with waves spitting up and down the beach. Look for North swells with Long periods.

English (Translate this text in English): The closer you get to the Jetty (this is at the end of the parking area), the smaller it is, and it is much easier to paddle out. As you move to the North, the waves build up considerably in size, with less places to make it out! This is the closest this area has to Puerto Escondito! It is not uncommon to see Hawaii quality tubes with waves spitting up and down the beach. Look for North swells with Long periods.

English (Translate this text in English): The closer you get to the Jetty (this is at the end of the parking area), the smaller it is, and it is much easier to paddle out. As you move to the North, the waves build up considerably in size, with less places to make it out! This is the closest this area has to Puerto Escondito! It is not uncommon to see Hawaii quality tubes with waves spitting up and down the beach. Look for North swells with Long periods.

Atmosphere

If you are new to the spot, it IS the BEST SURF SPOT IN CALIFORNIA. The problem is that it is also the most localized. Go figure, the small waves down by the Jetty are where the most hassles are! Go toward the dunes (5 to 10 min to the north of the Jetty), and you are more likely to get punished by the sneaking set waves (as it is usually 2 to 4 feet bigger that the jetty!) Again... Beginning to advanced surfers down at the Jetty; advanced surfers ONLY at the dunes .

English (Translate this text in English): If you are new to the spot, it IS the BEST SURF SPOT IN CALIFORNIA. The problem is that it is also the most localized. Go figure, the small waves down by the Jetty are where the most hassles are! Go toward the dunes (5 to 10 min to the north of the Jetty), and you are more likely to get punished by the sneaking set waves (as it is usually 2 to 4 feet bigger that the jetty!) Again... Beginning to advanced surfers down at the Jetty; advanced surfers ONLY at the dunes .

English (Translate this text in English): If you are new to the spot, it IS the BEST SURF SPOT IN CALIFORNIA. The problem is that it is also the most localized. Go figure, the small waves down by the Jetty are where the most hassles are! Go toward the dunes (5 to 10 min to the north of the Jetty), and you are more likely to get punished by the sneaking set waves (as it is usually 2 to 4 feet bigger that the jetty!) Again... Beginning to advanced surfers down at the Jetty; advanced surfers ONLY at the dunes .

English (Translate this text in English): If you are new to the spot, it IS the BEST SURF SPOT IN CALIFORNIA. The problem is that it is also the most localized. Go figure, the small waves down by the Jetty are where the most hassles are! Go toward the dunes (5 to 10 min to the north of the Jetty), and you are more likely to get punished by the sneaking set waves (as it is usually 2 to 4 feet bigger that the jetty!) Again... Beginning to advanced surfers down at the Jetty; advanced surfers ONLY at the dunes .

General

THIS IS THE BEST SPOT IN CALIFORNIA
picture was taken on the day Mark Foo died!

Alt View...Fun Beachbreak. Fickle, can get good, but on average it is poor to fair at best. Head to Santa Cruz to get better waves.
Alt View2: Park out of sight, don't let the locals see your car!!! Beware.....The Locals are assholes. Tread Lightly. By no means is this the best spot in California. The water is contaminated, the locals are dicks, there have been many shark sightings and the waves are usually shit and blown out.

English (Translate this text in English): THIS IS THE BEST SPOT IN CALIFORNIA<br />picture was taken on the day Mark Foo died!<br /><br />Alt View...Fun Beachbreak. Fickle, can get good, but on average it is poor to fair at best. Head to Santa Cruz to get better waves.<br />Alt View2: Park out of sight, don't let the locals see your car!!! Beware.....The Locals are assholes. Tread Lightly. By no means is this the best spot in California. The water is contaminated, the locals are dicks, there have been many shark sightings and the waves are usually shit and blown out.

English (Translate this text in English): THIS IS THE BEST SPOT IN CALIFORNIA&lt;br &#47;&gt;picture was taken on the day Mark Foo died!&lt;br &#47;&gt;&lt;br &#47;&gt;Alt View...Fun Beachbreak. Fickle, can get good, but on average it is poor to fair at best. Head to Santa Cruz to get better waves.&lt;br &#47;&gt;Alt View2: Park out of sight, don't let the locals see your car!!! Beware.....The Locals are assholes. Tread Lightly. By no means is this the best spot in California. The water is contaminated, the locals are dicks, there have been many shark sightings and the waves are usually shit and blown out.

English (Translate this text in English): THIS IS THE BEST SPOT IN CALIFORNIA&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;picture was taken on the day Mark Foo died!&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Alt View...Fun Beachbreak. Fickle, can get good, but on average it is poor to fair at best. Head to Santa Cruz to get better waves.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Alt View2: Park out of sight, don't let the locals see your car!!! Beware.....The Locals are assholes. Tread Lightly. By no means is this the best spot in California. The water is contaminated, the locals are dicks, there have been many shark sightings and the waves are usually shit and blown out.

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Moss Landing
De Spray
Set 9, 2009
Glass - Perfect conditions.  Glassy water and awesome sets.  Barrels A-frame.  Just perfect!
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Ago 29, 2009
North Swell - Great NWN ground swell all day.  Big surf, great rides.  No wind in afternoon, which is rare for the Landing.
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By Anonymous , 11 Sep

Local wankers - I've surfed all over the world and have never experienced such unnecessary aggression from locals. The surf was barely 3 foot, with about four guys out at the jetty. Before I'd even paddled out I was starred down, given the evils. By the time I paddled out, I was promptly told to fuck off. I couldn't believe it. There was no one out and the waves were fucking average at best. I hung around until one older dude paddled up to me and told me to get the fuck out of here before shit goes down.

I ended up surfing 50m north. The funny thing is that the dickheads didn't even get any decent waves. There was one guy who knew how to surf out of the four of them.

Learn to share, wankers.

By pitted , 03-03-2011

Peace and Protection - Moss needs to be protected all-right: from the people who think they own it and harass their fellow surfers.
I've surfed here plenty of times and see no need to fight anyone.
MY SOLUTION TO THE BULLIES: I take my camera and video-tape them. I suggest anyone who wants to make Moss Landing a peaceful place take footage of anyone who harasses and post it online or save it in case of theft/property damage. Soon enough they'll get the point that MIGHT DOES NOT MAKE RIGHT!

By Christian , 18-07-2010

What is it really about? - Hi there! My name is Christian, I'm a carpenter by trade & build the occasional Alaia.

I just stumbled on to this thread. And I started to read. Bitching back and forth. What is it about? Turf? F*ck turf! Surf! There's enough waves to go around, sharing is caring and all that other Saint Johnson stuff. You're loosing sight of the why, why you've got a board. Stop bitching & wasting time, start riding!

I'm not from SC or from Moss, hell I'm not even from the USofA. I live along the Mediterranean (that's that bit of water between Africa and Europe. Where I live there aren't many good spots available, but the place we like to call home is named Nirvana. The waves aren't too big. Heck, the ones we call big, you'd call em small! Yet, we share our PUNY big waves, everybody is welcome novice to kahuna. It doesn't matter if you are from SC, Moss or Mars. We have that common denominator, the wave, the salty blue. The love for surfing. Don't forget that next time you hit the beach & meet a stranger (or a friend you haven't met before, as I like to call them).

Love to all

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