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Latitude: 33° 7.719' N
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Enter either from north at public beach near power plant or south from stairwell at signal.
DistanceIn the city
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
DirectionRight and left
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell direction
Good wind direction
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week crowdFew surfers
Stuff right off the point can get good. Gets tricky with high tide due to reflection of wave off cliffs. Small rock reefs both north and south of stairwell. Need good swell size for them to open up. Large swell and high tide can have good rides, but again... cliffs. Once gets sizable and tide drops, becomes closeout. Fickle spot.
Fun spot. If you study it a bit and get the right conditions, fun stuff. Otherwise... head north to Tamarack for consistency.
By Anonymous , 22-07-2010
Awesome-ness - I LOVE TERRA MAR POINT! I go here all of the time. The other day I surfed a little farther North at a spot called "Breams" (not breens). It was 4-5 foot sets. The paddle out was easy and there was a backwash that would make the wave shoot up and make it huge. I have never had so much fun surfing. Terra Mar point is my favorite spot. I have only had problems once here with a pink no-nose local cuz i cut him off. He cussed at me forever.
By Carlsbad flower farmer , 01-01-2009
Local? Shmocal! Roy's a farmer's boy soon to be unemployed!! - So that's where he's been going every afternoon, when I've asked him to stay late & plow the backfields, as if those dumb waves were worth losing his job over. Just because our flower farm is located off Palomar Airport rd. doesn't make Roy a local at all. He can go back to pickin' grapes in Temecula, for all I care now, that's closer to his place in Wildomar anyhow. You're fired Roy-boi!!
By Roy , 11-08-2008
local - I hit this spot up just about every weekday after work.
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