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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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 Strands

USA, California, Orange County

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Go South on PCH and turn Rt. on selva, take the stairs or learn the secret short cut, but don't ge caught!

English (Translate this text in English): Go South on PCH and turn Rt. on selva, take the stairs or learn the secret short cut, but don't ge caught!

English (Translate this text in English): Go South on PCH and turn Rt. on selva, take the stairs or learn the secret short cut, but don't ge caught!

English (Translate this text in English): Go South on PCH and turn Rt. on selva, take the stairs or learn the secret short cut, but don't ge caught!

DistanceIn the city

WalkGood walk (15-30 mn)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Dana Strands

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityWorld Class

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy with rock

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Fun, Ledgey

Normal length

Good day length

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionWest, SouthWest

Good wind directionSouthEast, East

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+

Best tide positionMid tide

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow
- Rocks
- Localism

 Additional Information

beware when taking the short cut and beware if you drop in! the wedging bowls are epic.

English (Translate this text in English): beware when taking the short cut and beware if you drop in! the wedging bowls are epic.

English (Translate this text in English): beware when taking the short cut and beware if you drop in! the wedging bowls are epic.

English (Translate this text in English): beware when taking the short cut and beware if you drop in! the wedging bowls are epic.

Atmosphere

it is peaceful and a little out of te way. good core of locals if you can get accepted. wedging perfection and powerful sections make for epic bodyboarding, and outside barreling peaks make for great surfing or bodyboarding.

English (Translate this text in English): it is peaceful and a little out of te way. good core of locals if you can get accepted. wedging perfection and powerful sections make for epic bodyboarding, and outside barreling peaks make for great surfing or bodyboarding.

English (Translate this text in English): it is peaceful and a little out of te way. good core of locals if you can get accepted. wedging perfection and powerful sections make for epic bodyboarding, and outside barreling peaks make for great surfing or bodyboarding.

English (Translate this text in English): it is peaceful and a little out of te way. good core of locals if you can get accepted. wedging perfection and powerful sections make for epic bodyboarding, and outside barreling peaks make for great surfing or bodyboarding.

General

it is loved by all who have been there ona good day.

English (Translate this text in English): it is loved by all who have been there ona good day.

English (Translate this text in English): it is loved by all who have been there ona good day.

English (Translate this text in English): it is loved by all who have been there ona good day.

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Strands
By soulsurfer
Jun 23, 2007
first day of summer - super small but not crowded at all...good times strands has some nice little waves, i had a lot of fun...strands point was cool...nice beach, very beautiful...saw 5 dolphins swim right past me =)
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By Big Prokamzi , 18-07-2009

World class for crappiest beach break in the world. - It's total crap virtually always, & the geeky local kids that don't have a driver's license yet brag on it with lies about it ever getting any good, you gotta be totally stranded with no where else to go to surf this place. Hence its name.

By L8DROP , 10-07-2009

Funny anonymous! - I spent years @ Strands, the point boys are not friendly and don't give anyone waves. As for beginner, if you are a beginner who wants to get pounded!

By Anonymous , 14-01-2009

- I surf here all the time, i wear a spring suit with booties and a hood, and ride a 8ft soft top. Everyone here just lets you go and shares the waves with each other!!!! espically the locals dudes off the point very freindly locals!!! and a great beginner spot.

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