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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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 Bolsa Chica

USA, California, Orange County

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Aproximadamente

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Latitude: 33° 41.798' N
Longitude: 118° 2.968' W

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STATE BEACH (PASS OR 10 BUCKS REQUIRED)

English (Translate this text in English): STATE BEACH (PASS OR 10 BUCKS REQUIRED)

English (Translate this text in English): STATE BEACH (PASS OR 10 BUCKS REQUIRED)

English (Translate this text in English): STATE BEACH (PASS OR 10 BUCKS REQUIRED)

DistanceIn the city

WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

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 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

Power

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell direction

Good wind direction

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft

Best tide positionMid tide

Best tide movement

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdCrowded

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I PARK BETWEEN LIFEGUARD STAND 16 AND 17 ON NORTH SIDE OF SNACK BAR I USUALLY GO OUT IN FRONT OF LIFEGUARD SATND16 IN FRONT OF INLET OR AT SEASIDE WHICH IS HUNTINGTON CLIFFS

English (Translate this text in English): I PARK BETWEEN LIFEGUARD STAND 16 AND 17 ON NORTH SIDE OF SNACK BAR I USUALLY GO OUT IN FRONT OF LIFEGUARD SATND16 IN FRONT OF INLET OR AT SEASIDE WHICH IS HUNTINGTON CLIFFS

English (Translate this text in English): I PARK BETWEEN LIFEGUARD STAND 16 AND 17 ON NORTH SIDE OF SNACK BAR I USUALLY GO OUT IN FRONT OF LIFEGUARD SATND16 IN FRONT OF INLET OR AT SEASIDE WHICH IS HUNTINGTON CLIFFS

English (Translate this text in English): I PARK BETWEEN LIFEGUARD STAND 16 AND 17 ON NORTH SIDE OF SNACK BAR I USUALLY GO OUT IN FRONT OF LIFEGUARD SATND16 IN FRONT OF INLET OR AT SEASIDE WHICH IS HUNTINGTON CLIFFS

Atmosphere

COLLEST PEOPLE ON EARTH SURF HERE

English (Translate this text in English): COLLEST PEOPLE ON EARTH SURF HERE

English (Translate this text in English): COLLEST PEOPLE ON EARTH SURF HERE

English (Translate this text in English): COLLEST PEOPLE ON EARTH SURF HERE

General

THE SURF IS OK THE PEOPLE ARE GREAT

English (Translate this text in English): THE SURF IS OK THE PEOPLE ARE GREAT

English (Translate this text in English): THE SURF IS OK THE PEOPLE ARE GREAT

English (Translate this text in English): THE SURF IS OK THE PEOPLE ARE GREAT

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DrC123 avatar
Bolsa Chica
Por DrC123
12 nov 2009
Tora! Tora! Tora! - Update: 7/12/09 Dead calm but a storm is coming! Sunday: Went out at River (most of the coast was walled out). Patchy fog and light onshore, not very big or good ... plus crowded! Tora Tora Tora or Bomb's away!
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Bolsa Chica
Por tbharte
26 oct 2009
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Bolsa Chica
Por ckubicek
3 oct 2009
B-Day Sesh - Went out with Jeff, his classic Bolsa spot.  (Just west of Lifeguard Building)  not great, not bad, just normal.  Rather not surf weekend warrior but it was good enough to enjoy a crowd.
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Bolsa Chica
Por DrC123
9 sep 2009
Smoke gets in your eyes - Update: Sunset Beach, Bolsa Chica State Park, California. Drove past Seal Beach (looked pretty small) down PCH to Sunset Beach, home of Jesse James (the motor cycle guy, not the outlaw) and his wife, movie star Sandra Bullock (saw a big L
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Viaje: Big Wednesday
Por DrC123
De 5 dic 2007 a 5 dic 2007
Big Wednesday did not live up to all the hype: Solid 10 feet NW swell with strong rips and currents but nowhere like "Big Wednesday" December 2005 with its 15-20 foot waves. Conditions were great, 70F degree air and 60F water with bright
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Viaje: Hot August nights ...
Por DrC123
De 17 ago 2007 a 17 ago 2007
Hot August nights and the summertime blues ... no decent swell in SOCAL since July however things usually pick up by September.  "Well thank you all very much" ... here are a couple of recent exceptions. Can you nose ride
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By hotdogger , 25-11-2010

To anonymous - Hey it's Patty and I'm still surfing. I just read all the posts from years ago and was LMAO! Good stuff. I will post some pictures

By Anonymous , 21-04-2010

Old Man Wave - For the most part, Bolsa is nothing more than a fun, cruising long board wave for old guys and gals.Epic surf days are too few and far between. High performance, short boardin' rippers are only waisting thier time here and should look elsewhere.

By Michael , 28-10-2008

Sharky Lately - In the last six months, since summer, i have seen two shark fins cruising. I am not trying to scare anybody. I am just putting it out there. I bodyboard that place and i used bodysurf it, but since those two sightings, i only bodyboard it. By the way, they were sharks, not dolphins. After 15+ years in the water and swimming with dolphins in Tahiti and Caribbean, I know what a shark fin looks like and those were pretty big. I cannot claim that it was a great white; it could have been a mako, or who knows, but not dolphins. But Sharks for sure.

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