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Latitude: 37° 35.948' N
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Either park near the point (but not in the Private Property area) or paddle from the Boat House.
DistanceTake a car
WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest
Good wind directionSouth, SouthEast, East
Swell sizeStarts working at 2.5m-3m / 8ft-10ft and holds up to 5m / 16 ft and over
Best tide position
Best tide movement
Week-end crowdFew surfers
Don't park or conspicuosly tresspass out on the point beyond the 'Private Property' fence. Some of the locals who live there are friendly, but many are like fascists when it comes to protecting their turf. Pedro Point is good on a south wind and big swell, and can hold lots of size. It's essentially a big wave spot and doesn't even break when it is under about eight foot faces. Never really closes out, although not always that good on huge swells. A few different sections, all of which connect together maybe once or twice a year. The outside is big and powerful, and a good left bowl if you can get into it. I've seen guys get out of the water just to grab a gun and give it another go. These waves are tricky to get into, but can be big, fun, and uncrowded. There's another section towards the inside which can get good at higher tides and a big swell. It's a smaller wave and the take off is over some shallow boulders, then the wave backs off a bit for a fun, albiet short, workable section. Then ya gatto kick out again before the big rocks...
Place is spooky for a few reasons... Tends to be a bit lonely. If you surf the outside, you will be way out in the open ocean (at least that's how it feels). Also, this is the heart of the red triangle, and you will be sitting at its tip like a tender morsel on the edge of a stick. But, no shark attacks on surfers yet. Spot can get very heavy Hawaiian-style, and giant boulders towards the inside make it an experts-only wave on most days. But can be a score. Better to paddle out with a buddy.
I don't see it breaking very often and when it does, there are usually better places to surf.
By Anonymous , 23-02-2008
Surfable about 5 times a year...... - I've lived on the point for 10 years and see it regularly. It's kind of funny watching people try to surf it. I guess due to crowd pressure more and more people are heading out there on super marginal days. It's mainly a big deceptive ball of white water, people drop in ....go 10 feet and the wave dies out in the deep water. Once or twice a year it will line up right, be the right size, right wind and be good but on those few days the crowd gets on it since it's so exposed. The place can't hold that many people either since it's such a small, weird mush ball takeoff. Go check it......you'll see.
By Kawika , 05-12-2007
12-04-07 (big swell 21@19) - Wow, I was looking at the surf all over the place this day, and the only rideable spot was out at Pedro Point. Massive lines were coming in from a mile out into Lindy at a weird angle (traveling northward). It wasn't rideable or good anywhere, but at PP, there were huge lefts coming through that were just clean, and beautiful. It looked like 2nd reef Pipe (grew up in Oahu). No one out there, and after hearing about the GW's, I don't think i'll ever chance the spot.
By BB , 08-06-2006
Spooked. - Lived in Shelter Cove (private beach on Southern lee of the point) for a year in 91/92. Rented from Jim Tellegan...he use to walk around the property with a 12 gauge. The cottages were used as brothels during prohibition. Some far out history. Tellagan froze to death in a hunting accident...dont know who runs the cottages or property anymore. Surfed the Point maybe half a dozen times. Its pretty heavy. One time I paddled from the cove around the point when it was flat. Something lifted me about 4 feet out of the water for long enough to make eye contact to with my buddy...then fell back to sea level in a big "footprint" and swirling water. Hauled ass to the beach where several people said they saw me get lifted out of the water as it was displaced...Pedro?
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