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Latitude: 33° 22.35' N
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Basilone Road exit of I-5, drive three miles south down old Hwy 101 past ranger station. Break also known as "Trails." ( see separate spot listing Trails ) do not confuse Trails with San Onofre Surfing Beach - which this listing does describe. ($10 parking fee)
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityRegional Classic
DirectionRight and left
BottomFlat rocks with sand
Normal lengthVery Long (300 to 500 m)
Good day lengthExceptional (>500m)
Good swell direction
Good wind direction
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week crowdFew surfers
This is the longboarders paradise. There are three main breaks: the Point, Old Man's and Dogpatch.
<b>The Point</b>: in front of the northern parking. Best for shortboards. Some lefts.
<b>Old Man's</b>: south of Point. long wave. crowded.
<b>Dogpatch</b>: for beginners. Slow wave.
Usual on Low to mid tide but it will take a higher tide on big swells... best swell direction= sw... straight south doesn't get in.. west swells are unruly here..a nw will get in here if it is 10+ everywhere else... that's when Cropley's might break providing there has been enough sand pushed out to form a sand bar from trafalgar creek... this wave is gutless under head high... and gets good head high to double overhead.....
Home of So. Cal. Longboard Surf Culture, Heaven on Earth
By Anonymous , 14-08-2010
Man n the grey wetsuit - You guys see the video Chuck p shot on his SUP with the little hero cam? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-LIiVjdjwU Two great whites circling his board. Man I wouldn't want my feet danglin in that water. One came right up and almost knocked him off his board. I guess the power plants attracts em. That wave isn't that good I think i'll pass.
By Anonymous , 30-08-2007
paradise - 1st time ever being there took out my 5 10 shortboard it was overhead during summer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! there were about 5 people out in the morning it was perfect it was paradise. Finally a place without any asshole locals
By Trail Guide , 04-02-2007
BLacks rules - Blacks rules over trail 6.They don't even give you a reach around and trail 6.
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