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User rating (9)
Park and walk across the Great Highway
DistanceIn the city
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityRegional Classic
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
DirectionRight and left
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionNorthWest, West
Good wind directionEast, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 5m / 16 ft and over
Best tide positionLow and mid tide
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
Watch out for long sets a few feet bigger than typical waves for the day. LONG Paddle on big days.
One of the best beach breaks in the world. Holds up to any size with the right wind and swell, but the paddle out is may be impossible. The paddle on a 10 foot day may take 20-30 minutes.
By email@example.com , 25-01-2006
kelly's cove and sloat the best anyway - my car got broken into again here at Pachecho St. for the third time this year. I even had an alarm on this one and nobody seemed to pay any attention as 'whoever' cleaned it out with my wallet, stereo, paperwork and cd's. They even took off with my clothes and car keys so I was totally screwed. All that for mushy, blown out crap and ten guys on a peak after a 45 min. paddle out.The day before I had two sessions on the same swell, one at Kelly's and one at Sloat, both perfect and a much easier paddle. Even the crowd was friendlier, especially at first parking lot Kelly's. Guys were just giving me perfect waves. Take my advice, skip the middle. The surf's at the ends.
By firstname.lastname@example.org , 09-09-2004
juicy on labor day - surf was alright, some sets coming through untouched. but the women oh they were smokin.
By The kind folks at Surfpulse , 25-02-2004
Consistency - This is why I set up the Surfpulse camera right over the Noriega Street intersection. That way all the westside boyz can see when it is breaking in front of my apartment, and come join in the fun!
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