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Latitude: 33° 36.909' N
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Park on the balboa penn. and go to 36th street. Park any where. Then walk down toward the ocean and you will reach the beach. Once on the beach look left and out. You will see the break against the jetty.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name 36th
Wave qualityRegional Classic
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
DirectionRight and left
PowerHollow, Fast, Fun
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest, South
Good wind directionEast, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+
Best tide positionLow and mid tide
Best tide movementFalling tide
Week crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
Fun break to surf if its walled out on the lower streets. Spongers are present but they're not too big of a problem. Watch out for crowds and blackball in the summer
This spot is cool to surf my friend lives right on the penn. and I have seen many big names out, like the pres. of Hurrly and the Irons bros. Everybody out there is cool with everyone else. It is fun.
It is a fun med. to small left hander and it has some hollow sections. Its really good for off the lips because it is not to fast and it is not to slow.
By Anonymous , 16-12-2006
- 36th is a fun break, it can get good on WNW swells as well. I'd say Blackies is normally better in the winter though.
By Anonymous , 08-06-2006
its the truth! - i surf newport almost every week, if i'm not, i'm surfing someplace else, but newport is not that great, the entire beach doesnt get good very often, the only reason i surf there is cuz its the easiest beach to get to from my house, i would try huntington if i was a tourist, the waves are almost always slightly bigger. the crowds aret much different, but newport is still a fun place to surf!
By anonymous , 28-11-2005
- Quote: its really good for off the lips because it is not to fast and it is not to slow. END QUOTEyah," like you can really do an off the lip!
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