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Latitude: 33° 44.301' N
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In Seal Beach. Off Main Street. Parking Nearby.
DistanceIn the city
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityRegional Classic
DirectionRight and left
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionNorthWest, SouthWest
Good wind directionNorthWest, East, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+
Best tide positionDon't know
Best tide movementDon't know
Week crowdFew surfers
Surf is usually better in the morning and then starts dying a little. Better for long boarding. The jetty is better sometimes. The jetty works good on a big northwest swell. If it is really walled at Bolsa Chica crowds tend to go to jetty. The North side pier is good long board wave, and the South side is good for boogie boarders. Gets super windy most afternoons, polluted and sting rays.
A lot of people go to start learning. Sometimes people get in the way. Lots of longboarders on weekends. Less people in the morning.
Its ok. It usually closes out by the beach. The river holds up longer. Go have fun. Learn. Whatever.
By Anonymous , 28-11-2009
- I don't know why everyone who "claims" this spot is getting so upset. I've been surfing Seal for a good 20 years and the bottom line is this: if you know what it takes for it to get waves (swell direction, tide), then you should have no problem getting some waves. It is fickle though, so if its good, you have to be on it before others catch on. The crowd is a mix of kooks (many of the older locals can't surf) and rippers. Like any spot, you gotta put in your time and you'll score, but it just doesn't happen that often. I find myself (and many others in the area) just end up surfing in HB for the most part, but when Seal's good, I drop everything ... I think its one of the best waves in OC, but as I said before, it just doesn't happen that often.
By Anonymous , 27-06-2009
- Because of the offshore island shadowing seal beach is only good for really 2 types of swells and that's a WSW or straight South.
By Anonymous , 23-02-2009
RIP Johnny Boy - To a true "Local"... To many years of surfing second peak. Will miss you Johnny RIP brother..
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