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Hwy 8 West to Sunset Cliffs Blvd. Take a right at West Point Loma Blvd. then a Right on Voltaire Street. Go west into the Parking lot turn left and park at the south end. Avalanche is north of the little jetty south of Brighton Street.
DistanceIn the city
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
DirectionRight and left
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionNorth, NorthWest, West, SouthWest, South
Good wind directionSouth, SouthEast, East, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
- Rips / undertow
- Man-made danger (buoys etc..)
Always some ridable surf here even on the smallest days. Lots of cross ups make for some fun hollow waves. Surf cam at sundiego.com points directly at the wave so check it out.
By Anonymous , 11-03-2010
Directions are perfect - Dude you're crazy. I live two blocks from here. W. Point Loma to Voltaire. If you park at the north end, you're surfing the jetty. If you park at the south end, you're at avalanche. Even if you end up at the pier (dont see how to miss the first turn tho) just walk down the beach for 3 minutes and you're back at avalance. Yay!!! It is a fun wave. Uncrowded in winter but every idiot and his great granpappi are here in the summer. Especially after 5. Leave the long boards at home damn you!!!!
By jessie , 09-09-2009
directions are so wrong - the directions to this break are so wrong. you end up in ocean beach near the pier.
By Deango , 31-07-2008
- Dude standard, you are so freakin right. This place is the shit when it's going off. You can get tubed so much. But lets keep it as a standard spot. Would want the kooks to figure out it's a good spot.
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