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Latitude: 33° 1.039' N
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Almost at the southern end of San Elijo State Campgrounds. Just north of the lifeguard headquarters.
DistanceIn the city
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Public access
Special accessBy boat only
Alternative name Tower 8
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
DirectionRight and left
BottomFlat rocks with sand
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell direction
Good wind direction
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementRising tide
Week crowdFew surfers
Week-end crowdUltra crowded
When Suck-Outs is as busy as the local mall, it's worth the paddle north to see how Tippers is breaking. Gentle wave over a flat reef, best for longboarding. On sluggish swells it can be a difficult wave to catch, i.e. doesn't quite break when you need it to. Fun, low-stress wave all the way to head-high conditions, can wall up an close out any bigger.
Great spot to surf if you have several hours to relax and enjoy nature. Reserve your campsite nearby and surf off and on all day.
Generally not as good a wave as Cardiff Reef or Suck-Outs, but the lack of crowds means you can cherry-pick the good ones.
By Anonymous , 19 Sep
- high tide is much. low can be fun if u know exactly where to sit. yeah it used to be a place to avoid the cardiff reef crowds. but now its got a crew on it every morning of the week. its really only got enough waves for 3 close friends to share. average these days is like 20 people unless its pretty bad.
By Anonymous , 12-05-2008
this place sucks - slater paddled out here and got his fins broken out, fuckin crazy locals here.
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