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Exit Interstate 5 at Christianitos and park, then walk down the path to the beach (as if you were going to Lowers or Middles) then walk south (left as you're facing the beach) until you see the Railroad trestle and rivermouth. Then you're at Church
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Alternative name San Onofre Creek Rivermouth
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Every break at trestles has a way of taking any swells and making them into decent, ride-able waves...Church won't dissapoint, just a solid, small-medium right-hander. (most of the crowds at Lowers won't walk this far down to surf Church's) not TOO crowded, but sometimes it is.
Good mellow right-hand break, best when breaking 4 to 8 feet but can handle a little bigger... the lineup sits in front of the train trestle, 70 yards out or so... and a good ride can end a couple hundred feet to the right in the "cove"
perfect wave, looks like j-bay when it is going off
By surfergirlash , 03-05-2010
SOoo worth the walk - My husband and I live in Long Beach, but every time we get the chance we cruise down to trestles...great mellow wave that really lets you move around and even when the wind's all over everywhere else, it still manages to be smooth here. LOVE it!
By learnin2shred17 , 06-05-2009
Special Access - Hey, I haven't really surfed too many spots, but I've surfed here two or three times. If you have a military ID, or military tags(maybe) you can get on base, and then take beach club road right to spot. Just park and its about a 2 or 3minute walk to churches.
By Anonymous , 25-11-2007
Eglesias - Im from hawaii and i came to california to surf with family, we went down to Churches or Eglesias which is the original name,it was a pretty nice spot and wasnt to crowded when we went out, we also saw a dolphin, but i gotta agree lowers is better.
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