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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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 40th Street

USA, California, Orange County

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Aproximadamente

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Latitude: 33° 37.038' N
Longitude: 117° 56.334' W

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 Access

Go down Balboa Blvd., start counting numbered streets, stop when you get to 40th and go west.

English (Translate this text in English): Go down Balboa Blvd., start counting numbered streets, stop when you get to 40th and go west.

English (Translate this text in English): Go down Balboa Blvd., start counting numbered streets, stop when you get to 40th and go west.

English (Translate this text in English): Go down Balboa Blvd., start counting numbered streets, stop when you get to 40th and go west.

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

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeBreakwater/jetty

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerHollow, Ledgey

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorthWest, SouthWest, South, SouthEast

Good wind directionNorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+

Best tide positionLow and mid tide

Best tide movementRising tide

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdUltra crowded

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- Rips / undertow
- Rocks
- Localism

 Additional Information

There are three faces to this spot: The Jetty, 1st Peak, and Middles. The Jetty is a sick, shallow left-handed barrel when conditions are right. 1st Peak offers up longer lefts with hollow inside sections, and a wedging right-hander with lots of air potential. Middles is a peak, with waves breaking either way depending on the swell direction.

English (Translate this text in English): There are three faces to this spot: The Jetty, 1st Peak, and Middles. The Jetty is a sick, shallow left-handed barrel when conditions are right. 1st Peak offers up longer lefts with hollow inside sections, and a wedging right-hander with lots of air potential. Middles is a peak, with waves breaking either way depending on the swell direction.

English (Translate this text in English): There are three faces to this spot: The Jetty, 1st Peak, and Middles. The Jetty is a sick, shallow left-handed barrel when conditions are right. 1st Peak offers up longer lefts with hollow inside sections, and a wedging right-hander with lots of air potential. Middles is a peak, with waves breaking either way depending on the swell direction.

English (Translate this text in English): There are three faces to this spot: The Jetty, 1st Peak, and Middles. The Jetty is a sick, shallow left-handed barrel when conditions are right. 1st Peak offers up longer lefts with hollow inside sections, and a wedging right-hander with lots of air potential. Middles is a peak, with waves breaking either way depending on the swell direction.

Atmosphere

SPONGERS ONLY!!! Localism is VERY heavy here...there isn't a lot of respect, even between seasoned locals. Don't even try to ride the left at the jetty unless you grew up here. 1st Peak and Middles aren't as bad, but get really crowded due to the jetty localism. Show up early if you want any waves to yourself, otherwise plan on locals and kooks alike dropping in on you.

English (Translate this text in English): SPONGERS ONLY!!! Localism is VERY heavy here...there isn't a lot of respect, even between seasoned locals. Don't even try to ride the left at the jetty unless you grew up here. 1st Peak and Middles aren't as bad, but get really crowded due to the jetty localism. Show up early if you want any waves to yourself, otherwise plan on locals and kooks alike dropping in on you.

English (Translate this text in English): SPONGERS ONLY!!! Localism is VERY heavy here...there isn't a lot of respect, even between seasoned locals. Don't even try to ride the left at the jetty unless you grew up here. 1st Peak and Middles aren't as bad, but get really crowded due to the jetty localism. Show up early if you want any waves to yourself, otherwise plan on locals and kooks alike dropping in on you.

English (Translate this text in English): SPONGERS ONLY!!! Localism is VERY heavy here...there isn't a lot of respect, even between seasoned locals. Don't even try to ride the left at the jetty unless you grew up here. 1st Peak and Middles aren't as bad, but get really crowded due to the jetty localism. Show up early if you want any waves to yourself, otherwise plan on locals and kooks alike dropping in on you.

General

Great when it's the right combo of swell, wind, tide and crowd, otherwise not really worth the hassle.

English (Translate this text in English): Great when it's the right combo of swell, wind, tide and crowd, otherwise not really worth the hassle.

English (Translate this text in English): Great when it's the right combo of swell, wind, tide and crowd, otherwise not really worth the hassle.

English (Translate this text in English): Great when it's the right combo of swell, wind, tide and crowd, otherwise not really worth the hassle.

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40th Street
Por MYA3666
8 sep 2008
- IT WAS JUST OKAY TODAY. LOTS OF CLOSEOUTS(MAN IM GOOD AT RIDING WHITE WATER). CAUGHT JUST A FEW SHORT SECTIONS. A COUPLE GUYS CAUGHT SOME FUN STUFF BUT, MOST EVERYBODY WAS DOIN JUST AS GOOD AS ME.
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40th Street
Por mooseman
1 dic 2006
with kinmonth - So many people here, oh, and i was wearin my friend's wife's wetsuit (she's 5 feet tall) but thankfully I'm small too, that was a fun zipup.
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By spongeonyourmom , 14-08-2009

ive been paddling this pot for years - and every summer some dumb ass idiot surfer wants to come and surf one of the only sponge only spots and try to be a tough guy when we talk shit like they would to us at so many spots and me or one of my buddies got beat thier ass nothing new surfers=fags

By Mike Krpan , 22-12-2007

1st of all finger jetties - 40th first finger jetty originally a steel structure we called groin (groyne). Next was 56th. Great spongers have break of their own. Power to em'. You behave correctly in NB should have no troubles. Lame to rail on these guys.

By the grim raper , 04-09-2006

rape - i girl got raped at dis spot, beware young children

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