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Latitude: 33° 36.145' N
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This spot isnt schoolyards. Schoolyards is more around the 15th street area. Middles is closer to Balboa pier. Theres not really a designated street but its anywhere between 6th and 10th street...its usually one long wall anyways. Its best in september and october with a big clean south swell when it gets a little more peaky but stays just as heavy.
DistanceIn the city
WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name school yards
ExperiencePros or kamikaze only...
FrequencyRarely break (5day/year)
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Ledgey, Slab
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthShort (< 50m)
Good swell directionSouthWest, South, SouthEast
Good wind directionNorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at 2m-2.5m / 6ft-8ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+
Best tide positionLow and mid tide
Best tide movementRising tide
- Rips / undertow
It only breaks a few times a year and takes a huge south swell to get really good. Its a left only when its on and its really fast. If you cant stand up fast you should just bodyboard it cuz thats what we all do anyways...if its over 7 ft. it gets really heavy and slabby and unlike spots like wedge its really shallow here. Wedge breaks more in deep water....middles breaks alot shallower but its not shorebreak....its kinda between a shorebreak and beach break...and yeah...if it gets up to 10 ft it gets pretty unruly.
Really quiet. if you ever find yourself out here on a pumping day you'll probably just be there with a couple friends. everyone else will be at 54th or wedge.
Probably the best wave in orange county...not for shape, length of ride etc etc but because you can score fat heavy lefts with like 2 friends.
By Anonymous , 30-06-2010
Wrong info - But thanks for trying to keep it secret, not that many people can surf this area anyways. This mileish stretch of consisting of 5 other similar spots is some of the heavyiest beach break known to man (well ok mayb just socal) but anyways really fickle down this stretch of land and sea, breaks year round, put some eyes on it, keep track of the numbers, mayb after a year of heavy homework you'll have an idea of when/how this place ticks, and when you do you'll enjoy some of the heaviest beachie barrels you've ever surfed.
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