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Latitude: 37° 53.724' N
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Driving into Bolinas, turn right on Mesa Road. Take a left on Overlook Drive, and go about a half mile to its end. The break is right below the parking lot at the end of Overlook. Find the rope ladder and scramble down the cliff. Alternatively (very low tide only): Drive to Agate Beach (end of Elm Road). Walk to the left along the beach about one mile.
WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
DirectionRight and left
BottomReef (coral,sharp rocks etc..) with sand
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionSouth, SouthEast
Good wind directionSouthWest
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.5m-2m /5ft-6ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+
Best tide positionLow tide only
Best tide movementFalling tide
Week crowdFew surfers
Week-end crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
Other spots in San Francisco and Marin will usually be better and safer than RCA.
By Anonymous , 09-03-2010
Localism - The locals that surf RCA are FAR from wealthy....no SUV driving moms out here either + that guys story is wrong, cant even drive to the beach let alone see it from the road...Super tidal and fickle, your not going score it unless you know a local. If you do go out there, dont bring any friends or a long board and you might get some waves depending on whos out. If your a dick....you WILL get heckled out of the water and your car WILL get trashed...
By Anonymous , 12-01-2010
I heard a story - A story about some boys at rca burning and taunting a man to the point of pissing him off enough to want to fight. 3 boys, vs one guy. Anyway after calling them to the beach for a pounding, none of the boys would go in. Our hero decides to paddle back out and deliver a beating at sea, but when he gets close to boy no. 1 he's crying and telling his friends to call the police. The man, being a reasonable person, realizes the absurdity of this situation and drops it. the three boys paddle in, followed closely by a man who doesn't want to have his valve cores removed, the three stare at each other, change quickly, hop in mommy's SUV and speed away.
moral of the story, yes, the "locals" are pussies. I've surfed and shared waves with many of the men that surf up there, and have never had a problem. Entitled rich kids on the other hand... You guys should stick around after letting the air out of folks tires next time, see how that goes for you.
By dspeirn , 21-11-2008
don't come here - there are many other spots on this coastline, and there is no point for all you out of town kooks or rippers to some here. the benefit is al right waves and the risk is having your car towed because the valve stem cores will be gone. don't come here the locals aren't as pussy as you think.
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