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Latitude: 33° 11.6' N
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Take I-5 to Mission ave exit in Oceanside. Go west on Mission ave until it ends at pacific st. Pick a parking lot.
DistanceTake a car
WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
DirectionRight and left
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell direction
Good wind direction
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week crowdFew surfers
Week-end crowdUltra crowded
There is free parking in lots on the east side of the railroad tracks by Dairy Queen and the movie theater. Its best to surf during a medium tide (3or 4 ft above sea level). Watch for sideways currents on some days which will tend to drag you towards pier pilings. As with everywhere you surf watch for other people when catching waves, and just try to be respectful to other surfers and you should get along ok.
This is a very consistent spot, surfable 365 days a year with the right board. Alot of fun with some fairly long rides to be had.
By Anonymous , 31-05-2010
big rock compared to oside? crazy -
Why would you compare oside pier to big rock on a big day? Apples and oranges. Big rock is a bitchin gnarly drop fast left reef break, that rarely breaks, and breaks more kooks boards than I've ever seen. I love them both, totally different spots that should not be compared.
By Andy Stokley , 13-11-2009
O-Side sucks compared to Big Rock - For all those people surfing o-side who says it is the best wave ever and that includes john detrick you should try surfing Big Rock on a big day
By Anonymous , 03-11-2008
angry samoans - I live in oceanside and im sick of those dorks in carlsbad. The culture in carlsbad consists of upper class stereo typical white people, and tourists. Oceanside deserves more respect. Our community of skin heads, hippys, surfers, cholos, and samoans should be respected.
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