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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Boneyards

USA, California, San Diego County

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It is 10-20 min walk from where you park. Either park at D Street, then walk south towars Swamis about 15-20 min, depending on the tide, or at Swamis. If parking at Swamis, walk is 5-10 min, but it can't be made at really high tides, as the water may be too high to walk along the beach.

English (Translate this text in English): It is 10-20 min walk from where you park. Either park at D Street, then walk south towars Swamis about 15-20 min, depending on the tide, or at Swamis. If parking at Swamis, walk is 5-10 min, but it can't be made at really high tides, as the water may be too high to walk along the beach.

English (Translate this text in English): It is 10-20 min walk from where you park. Either park at D Street, then walk south towars Swamis about 15-20 min, depending on the tide, or at Swamis. If parking at Swamis, walk is 5-10 min, but it can't be made at really high tides, as the water may be too high to walk along the beach.

English (Translate this text in English): It is 10-20 min walk from where you park. Either park at D Street, then walk south towars Swamis about 15-20 min, depending on the tide, or at Swamis. If parking at Swamis, walk is 5-10 min, but it can't be made at really high tides, as the water may be too high to walk along the beach.

DistanceIn the city

WalkGood walk (15-30 mn)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeReef-rocky

DirectionLeft

BottomFlat rocks with sand

PowerFun

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest, South, SouthEast

Good wind direction

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+

Best tide positionMid tide

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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Dangers

- Rocks

 Additional Information

Good during bigger swells when D Street is closing out, and when Swamis is way too crowded. Even during really good swells on a warm sunny winter day you will have plenty of waves to yourself. Lefts are long and fun. Takeoffs going left are slow and muschy, but keep pumping the wave, and a fun inside rampy section will open up. Rights are a little steeper. They offer shorter rides, but outside they are much more workable then the lefts but there is no inside section because there is a deep channel south of the break.

On Smaller summer/fall days. It can get really fun very similar to San Onofre wave. Much better for longboarders when under 6ft

English (Translate this text in English): Good during bigger swells when D Street is closing out, and when Swamis is way too crowded. Even during really good swells on a warm sunny winter day you will have plenty of waves to yourself. Lefts are long and fun. Takeoffs going left are slow and muschy, but keep pumping the wave, and a fun inside rampy section will open up. Rights are a little steeper. They offer shorter rides, but outside they are much more workable then the lefts but there is no inside section because there is a deep channel south of the break.

On Smaller summer/fall days. It can get really fun very similar to San Onofre wave. Much better for longboarders when under 6ft

English (Translate this text in English): Good during bigger swells when D Street is closing out, and when Swamis is way too crowded. Even during really good swells on a warm sunny winter day you will have plenty of waves to yourself. Lefts are long and fun. Takeoffs going left are slow and muschy, but keep pumping the wave, and a fun inside rampy section will open up. Rights are a little steeper. They offer shorter rides, but outside they are much more workable then the lefts but there is no inside section because there is a deep channel south of the break.

On Smaller summer/fall days. It can get really fun very similar to San Onofre wave. Much better for longboarders when under 6ft

English (Translate this text in English): Good during bigger swells when D Street is closing out, and when Swamis is way too crowded. Even during really good swells on a warm sunny winter day you will have plenty of waves to yourself. Lefts are long and fun. Takeoffs going left are slow and muschy, but keep pumping the wave, and a fun inside rampy section will open up. Rights are a little steeper. They offer shorter rides, but outside they are much more workable then the lefts but there is no inside section because there is a deep channel south of the break.

On Smaller summer/fall days. It can get really fun very similar to San Onofre wave. Much better for longboarders when under 6ft

Atmosphere

If it gets really big, Boneyards is one of the first spots I check. There is a lookout at K street that gives perfect views of Swamis and Boneyards, but no access from here. It breaks best mid tide or going to low. It is usually not crowded because no one wants to take the time to walk all the way from D Street, and when Swamis is firing, it is hard to walk past a perfect right to the overlooked left, but it is worth it.

There are rights as well much shorter but still fun.

English (Translate this text in English): If it gets really big, Boneyards is one of the first spots I check. There is a lookout at K street that gives perfect views of Swamis and Boneyards, but no access from here. It breaks best mid tide or going to low. It is usually not crowded because no one wants to take the time to walk all the way from D Street, and when Swamis is firing, it is hard to walk past a perfect right to the overlooked left, but it is worth it.

There are rights as well much shorter but still fun.

English (Translate this text in English): If it gets really big, Boneyards is one of the first spots I check. There is a lookout at K street that gives perfect views of Swamis and Boneyards, but no access from here. It breaks best mid tide or going to low. It is usually not crowded because no one wants to take the time to walk all the way from D Street, and when Swamis is firing, it is hard to walk past a perfect right to the overlooked left, but it is worth it.

There are rights as well much shorter but still fun.

English (Translate this text in English): If it gets really big, Boneyards is one of the first spots I check. There is a lookout at K street that gives perfect views of Swamis and Boneyards, but no access from here. It breaks best mid tide or going to low. It is usually not crowded because no one wants to take the time to walk all the way from D Street, and when Swamis is firing, it is hard to walk past a perfect right to the overlooked left, but it is worth it.

There are rights as well much shorter but still fun.

General

Fun, easy spot. Much less crowed than any other break because of the walk to get there but it can get good with little crowd.

English (Translate this text in English): Fun, easy spot. Much less crowed than any other break because of the walk to get there but it can get good with little crowd.

English (Translate this text in English): Fun, easy spot. Much less crowed than any other break because of the walk to get there but it can get good with little crowd.

English (Translate this text in English): Fun, easy spot. Much less crowed than any other break because of the walk to get there but it can get good with little crowd.

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By joelsavell , 28-11-2010

Ah boneyards - Used to surf this spot sometimes when I was growing up in North County. Occasionally it would get good. I remember getting more rights there, though. I remember I got one of the longest rights of my life there on a really good day. On most days though, it's not that great, and the only reason to go over there is if Swamis is just out of control crowded, which I guess is like all the friggin time, ha ha. Most of the time I would rather surf pipes or even dabbers.

By Anonymous , 14-10-2010

Crap Yards - Boneyards Sucks! I've been surfing in this area for years and have spent plenty of time here. It can ok at best. It's really just a kook wave and everyone who posted above me is probably a kook, actually they're definitely KOOKS!!

By Anonymous , 28-12-2008

I'm with Gerr . . . - Boneyards will always be close to my heart. The waves do get long enough to crack 4 or 5 turns, but those days are rare. Who cares because the field is so wide open !! And most days were pretty empty and only 1 or 2 guys can really surf. Great place to bring your future wife in the summer at low tide. Pack your POD and have tons of fun.

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