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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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 Imperial Beach

USA, California, San Diego County

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximatif

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Latitude: 32° 34.706' N
Longitude: 117° 8.055' W

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 Access

Drive 5 south to Imperial Beach exit, 15 min drive from freeway.

English (Translate this text in English): Drive 5 south to Imperial Beach exit, 15 min drive from freeway.

English (Translate this text in English): Drive 5 south to Imperial Beach exit, 15 min drive from freeway.

English (Translate this text in English): Drive 5 south to Imperial Beach exit, 15 min drive from freeway.

DistanceTake a car

WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencySometimes break

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerOrdinary

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthShort (< 50m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorthWest, SouthWest

Good wind directionWest

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

Best tide positionMid and high tide

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdCrowded

Week-end crowdUltra crowded

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow
- Pollution

 Additional Information

Go dowm towards wetlands area, go south towards mex., any side street or parking lot will do. Easy access, no showers, 7-11 for food at pier. Spots north of pier are seldom surfed, poor quality. Water is generally full suit, cold.

Pay attention to the water quality, pollution is real here. Very Real.

English (Translate this text in English): Go dowm towards wetlands area, go south towards mex., any side street or parking lot will do. Easy access, no showers, 7-11 for food at pier. Spots north of pier are seldom surfed, poor quality. Water is generally full suit, cold.

Pay attention to the water quality, pollution is real here. Very Real.

English (Translate this text in English): Go dowm towards wetlands area, go south towards mex., any side street or parking lot will do. Easy access, no showers, 7-11 for food at pier. Spots north of pier are seldom surfed, poor quality. Water is generally full suit, cold.

Pay attention to the water quality, pollution is real here. Very Real.

English (Translate this text in English): Go dowm towards wetlands area, go south towards mex., any side street or parking lot will do. Easy access, no showers, 7-11 for food at pier. Spots north of pier are seldom surfed, poor quality. Water is generally full suit, cold.

Pay attention to the water quality, pollution is real here. Very Real.

Atmosphere

Pick a spot, it can be crowded with locals,hasselrama but there are many breaks open since it's a beach break.

English (Translate this text in English): Pick a spot, it can be crowded with locals,hasselrama but there are many breaks open since it's a beach break.

English (Translate this text in English): Pick a spot, it can be crowded with locals,hasselrama but there are many breaks open since it's a beach break.

English (Translate this text in English): Pick a spot, it can be crowded with locals,hasselrama but there are many breaks open since it's a beach break.

General

South swells during june, july or north during december, january best bets. Blows out at 10-11am daily, glasses off 4pm-evening. Crummy sand pebble beach, but fun surf during summer, over 8' go north.Tiajuana sloughs is spooky, breaks about 1/4-1/2 mile offshore near the border, take buddies for T. J. sloughs. Reported to be most poluted beach in USA, sewage from Mexico, don't drink the water.

English (Translate this text in English): South swells during june, july or north during december, january best bets. Blows out at 10-11am daily, glasses off 4pm-evening. Crummy sand pebble beach, but fun surf during summer, over 8' go north.Tiajuana sloughs is spooky, breaks about 1/4-1/2 mile offshore near the border, take buddies for T. J. sloughs. Reported to be most poluted beach in USA, sewage from Mexico, don't drink the water.

English (Translate this text in English): South swells during june, july or north during december, january best bets. Blows out at 10-11am daily, glasses off 4pm-evening. Crummy sand pebble beach, but fun surf during summer, over 8' go north.Tiajuana sloughs is spooky, breaks about 1/4-1/2 mile offshore near the border, take buddies for T. J. sloughs. Reported to be most poluted beach in USA, sewage from Mexico, don't drink the water.

English (Translate this text in English): South swells during june, july or north during december, january best bets. Blows out at 10-11am daily, glasses off 4pm-evening. Crummy sand pebble beach, but fun surf during summer, over 8' go north.Tiajuana sloughs is spooky, breaks about 1/4-1/2 mile offshore near the border, take buddies for T. J. sloughs. Reported to be most poluted beach in USA, sewage from Mexico, don't drink the water.

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Imperial beach
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Imperial Beach
By IB_Local
Nov 30, 1999
AM session - Surfed with Dad, Natalia and Andre'. Natalia rode her new 7'6 Elington, Andre' rode my 6'8" lost. It was sunny and warm. Small but fun. Natalia got an invitation to the surf contest in Coronado next Saturday. I have the Entry and
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By roselora , 16-04-2013

Thank you - Eu realmente gosto deste blog é um grande prazer de ler algo novo e interessante.

consultation voyance

By Anonymous , 20-01-2011

Stop ur comments Jason-el-jerko - Stop commenting JasonJ.,& go home! I got news 4 ya dude, it's called the Lapdance band, u can call me Descanso Slim coz the fat's all gone!! Since u can't surf or write u need 2 go work@home; ur 1 of the deleted people now!!!

By Anonymous , 29-12-2009

- i need some local opinion on some good surf beaches for the summer.. ill be spending time in sd

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