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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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 Camp Pendelton

USA, California, Orange County

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Latitude: 33° 12.96' N
Longitude: 117° 24.348' W

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Twenty miles of wide, sandy beaches with only the Marines to share with, and they are in amphibious tanks. Talk about a longboard!

English (Translate this text in English): Twenty miles of wide, sandy beaches with only the Marines to share with, and they are in amphibious tanks. Talk about a longboard!

English (Translate this text in English): Twenty miles of wide, sandy beaches with only the Marines to share with, and they are in amphibious tanks. Talk about a longboard!

English (Translate this text in English): Twenty miles of wide, sandy beaches with only the Marines to share with, and they are in amphibious tanks. Talk about a longboard!

DistanceTake a car

WalkGood walk (15-30 mn)

Easy to find?Hard to find

Public access?Private access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name lots of spots

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Fun

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest, South

Good wind directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast

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

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movement

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdEmpty

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Dangers

- Man-made danger (buoys etc..)
- Private beach
- Localism

 Additional Information

Drive about seven miles north of Oceanside, California until you get to the rest area. Pull over and park in the back of the parking area as close to the chain link fence as possible. Do not leave valuables in the car. Take them with you to the beach, or better yet, leave them at home. When no one is looking, throw your board over the fence and climb it. Wear shoes. Follow the tank path (that's right, tank path) under the freeway and down to the ocean (about a fifteen minute walk). Hide from any Marines you see along the way, especially after September 11th. Hide your towel in the bushes near the beach, and move quickly. Get out there and surf. Don't go unless you are an experienced surfer, because no one is around to save you when things get bleak.

English (Translate this text in English): Drive about seven miles north of Oceanside, California until you get to the rest area. Pull over and park in the back of the parking area as close to the chain link fence as possible. Do not leave valuables in the car. Take them with you to the beach, or better yet, leave them at home. When no one is looking, throw your board over the fence and climb it. Wear shoes. Follow the tank path (that's right, tank path) under the freeway and down to the ocean (about a fifteen minute walk). Hide from any Marines you see along the way, especially after September 11th. Hide your towel in the bushes near the beach, and move quickly. Get out there and surf. Don't go unless you are an experienced surfer, because no one is around to save you when things get bleak.

English (Translate this text in English): Drive about seven miles north of Oceanside, California until you get to the rest area. Pull over and park in the back of the parking area as close to the chain link fence as possible. Do not leave valuables in the car. Take them with you to the beach, or better yet, leave them at home. When no one is looking, throw your board over the fence and climb it. Wear shoes. Follow the tank path (that's right, tank path) under the freeway and down to the ocean (about a fifteen minute walk). Hide from any Marines you see along the way, especially after September 11th. Hide your towel in the bushes near the beach, and move quickly. Get out there and surf. Don't go unless you are an experienced surfer, because no one is around to save you when things get bleak.

English (Translate this text in English): Drive about seven miles north of Oceanside, California until you get to the rest area. Pull over and park in the back of the parking area as close to the chain link fence as possible. Do not leave valuables in the car. Take them with you to the beach, or better yet, leave them at home. When no one is looking, throw your board over the fence and climb it. Wear shoes. Follow the tank path (that's right, tank path) under the freeway and down to the ocean (about a fifteen minute walk). Hide from any Marines you see along the way, especially after September 11th. Hide your towel in the bushes near the beach, and move quickly. Get out there and surf. Don't go unless you are an experienced surfer, because no one is around to save you when things get bleak.

Atmosphere

Now listen carefully. Do not surf here on a foggy day, because amphibious watercraft often come out of nowhere and on to the beach. Those machines are huge and will squash you. The officers will be ticked if they see you there. Also, don't be under the freeway bridge if a tank comes by. It could very easily break your eardrums. Don't be seen if possible. Usually, if caught you will be told to leave, but they actually can arrest you. I was caught twice. Once they made me leave, the other time they borrowed my board and surfed (some Marines are surfers too).
I am not a racist, but in all honesty, people of Middle Eastern heritage of Central American heritage will be treated a lot worse than others. Many illegal aliens sneak through this area on their way to Los Angeles, and, well, I guess people of Middle Easter heritage who are caught illegally on a military base might be considered terrorists, so think about it, and good luck. The adventure alone is worth at least one visit.

English (Translate this text in English): Now listen carefully. Do not surf here on a foggy day, because amphibious watercraft often come out of nowhere and on to the beach. Those machines are huge and will squash you. The officers will be ticked if they see you there. Also, don't be under the freeway bridge if a tank comes by. It could very easily break your eardrums. Don't be seen if possible. Usually, if caught you will be told to leave, but they actually can arrest you. I was caught twice. Once they made me leave, the other time they borrowed my board and surfed (some Marines are surfers too).<br />I am not a racist, but in all honesty, people of Middle Eastern heritage of Central American heritage will be treated a lot worse than others. Many illegal aliens sneak through this area on their way to Los Angeles, and, well, I guess people of Middle Easter heritage who are caught illegally on a military base might be considered terrorists, so think about it, and good luck. The adventure alone is worth at least one visit.

English (Translate this text in English): Now listen carefully. Do not surf here on a foggy day, because amphibious watercraft often come out of nowhere and on to the beach. Those machines are huge and will squash you. The officers will be ticked if they see you there. Also, don't be under the freeway bridge if a tank comes by. It could very easily break your eardrums. Don't be seen if possible. Usually, if caught you will be told to leave, but they actually can arrest you. I was caught twice. Once they made me leave, the other time they borrowed my board and surfed (some Marines are surfers too).&lt;br &#47;&gt;I am not a racist, but in all honesty, people of Middle Eastern heritage of Central American heritage will be treated a lot worse than others. Many illegal aliens sneak through this area on their way to Los Angeles, and, well, I guess people of Middle Easter heritage who are caught illegally on a military base might be considered terrorists, so think about it, and good luck. The adventure alone is worth at least one visit.

English (Translate this text in English): Now listen carefully. Do not surf here on a foggy day, because amphibious watercraft often come out of nowhere and on to the beach. Those machines are huge and will squash you. The officers will be ticked if they see you there. Also, don't be under the freeway bridge if a tank comes by. It could very easily break your eardrums. Don't be seen if possible. Usually, if caught you will be told to leave, but they actually can arrest you. I was caught twice. Once they made me leave, the other time they borrowed my board and surfed (some Marines are surfers too).&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;I am not a racist, but in all honesty, people of Middle Eastern heritage of Central American heritage will be treated a lot worse than others. Many illegal aliens sneak through this area on their way to Los Angeles, and, well, I guess people of Middle Easter heritage who are caught illegally on a military base might be considered terrorists, so think about it, and good luck. The adventure alone is worth at least one visit.

General

Outstanding surf, especially in the summer. Huge sandy beaches for a twenty mile stretch. Excellent beachbreaks with standup barrels on bigger swells. The only problem is that there are lots of hidden metal objects underwater, like empty oil drums, ammo shells, unexploded tank shells, etc. It's a little spooky, but the waves can be really good, and the crowds are made up of just you and whoever you bring. If you can somehow get a pass and go on base, well then it's all yours, otherwise, you have to be a sneak like me.

English (Translate this text in English): Outstanding surf, especially in the summer. Huge sandy beaches for a twenty mile stretch. Excellent beachbreaks with standup barrels on bigger swells. The only problem is that there are lots of hidden metal objects underwater, like empty oil drums, ammo shells, unexploded tank shells, etc. It's a little spooky, but the waves can be really good, and the crowds are made up of just you and whoever you bring. If you can somehow get a pass and go on base, well then it's all yours, otherwise, you have to be a sneak like me.

English (Translate this text in English): Outstanding surf, especially in the summer. Huge sandy beaches for a twenty mile stretch. Excellent beachbreaks with standup barrels on bigger swells. The only problem is that there are lots of hidden metal objects underwater, like empty oil drums, ammo shells, unexploded tank shells, etc. It's a little spooky, but the waves can be really good, and the crowds are made up of just you and whoever you bring. If you can somehow get a pass and go on base, well then it's all yours, otherwise, you have to be a sneak like me.

English (Translate this text in English): Outstanding surf, especially in the summer. Huge sandy beaches for a twenty mile stretch. Excellent beachbreaks with standup barrels on bigger swells. The only problem is that there are lots of hidden metal objects underwater, like empty oil drums, ammo shells, unexploded tank shells, etc. It's a little spooky, but the waves can be really good, and the crowds are made up of just you and whoever you bring. If you can somehow get a pass and go on base, well then it's all yours, otherwise, you have to be a sneak like me.

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By ipanesia , 28-02-2012

rob machado + pat o'connel - i am trying to find out if that video of pat and rob doing step offs from a ski at a barreling left is anywhere around here. is it dmjs?

By Anonymous , 10-08-2009

How do I get access to DMJ's? - It is my understanding that DMJ's in on base. How can a civilian get access other than being escorted by a member of the Military?

By Dave from Oceanside , 01-09-2006

Red Beach - Even if you have access to Camp Pendleton you can't go in the water at Red Beach. Due to the Trash as noted in the write up. The Game Wardens patrol the area and they will and can keep your board! But if you don't get caught, enjoy your slice of heaven!!!

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