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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaya surfboard in Macaroni, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Tourmaline

USA, California, San Diego County

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Latitude: 32° 48.276' N
Longitude: 117° 15.828' W

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Take Mission Blvd to Tourmaline street. Instant access

English (Translate this text in English): Take Mission Blvd to Tourmaline street. Instant access

English (Translate this text in English): Take Mission Blvd to Tourmaline street. Instant access

English (Translate this text in English): Take Mission Blvd to Tourmaline street. Instant access

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 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Tourmo

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Three different waves- north part (Old Man's) is a long mushy wave, in center is channels usually smaller but can get faster on inside, and to the south is Pumphouse, which is a classic beach break. Mostly long boarders and fish, with occasional short boards. Pretty consistent, almost always something to surf, breaks regardless of tide. Very, very crowded weekdays and weekends.

English (Translate this text in English): Three different waves- north part (Old Man's) is a long mushy wave, in center is channels usually smaller but can get faster on inside, and to the south is Pumphouse, which is a classic beach break. Mostly long boarders and fish, with occasional short boards. Pretty consistent, almost always something to surf, breaks regardless of tide. Very, very crowded weekdays and weekends.

English (Translate this text in English): Three different waves- north part (Old Man's) is a long mushy wave, in center is channels usually smaller but can get faster on inside, and to the south is Pumphouse, which is a classic beach break. Mostly long boarders and fish, with occasional short boards. Pretty consistent, almost always something to surf, breaks regardless of tide. Very, very crowded weekdays and weekends.

English (Translate this text in English): Three different waves- north part (Old Man's) is a long mushy wave, in center is channels usually smaller but can get faster on inside, and to the south is Pumphouse, which is a classic beach break. Mostly long boarders and fish, with occasional short boards. Pretty consistent, almost always something to surf, breaks regardless of tide. Very, very crowded weekdays and weekends.

Atmosphere

Friendly, mostly nonaggressive crowd.

English (Translate this text in English): Friendly, mostly nonaggressive crowd.

English (Translate this text in English): Friendly, mostly nonaggressive crowd.

English (Translate this text in English): Friendly, mostly nonaggressive crowd.

General

Good place to surf a longboard or to go to surf regardless of tide or surf. Picks up all swells, dependable.

English (Translate this text in English): Good place to surf a longboard or to go to surf regardless of tide or surf. Picks up all swells, dependable.

English (Translate this text in English): Good place to surf a longboard or to go to surf regardless of tide or surf. Picks up all swells, dependable.

English (Translate this text in English): Good place to surf a longboard or to go to surf regardless of tide or surf. Picks up all swells, dependable.

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By Anonymous , 14-03-2011

... - this is the mushiest, most crowded, piece of dung wave I've ever surfed.

By brad tremble , 22-03-2010

Place is good for longboarding. - This place rocks if you wanna go out and ride a longboard like the rest of the people there. Yes, there are a few of us locals that use no leashes cause we don't use them unless it's over 6 foot or so inside of the cove, but don't worry normally we are good about holding onto our boards. You will see everyone out there on any given day. The kid that is ditching school to practice his newest obsession with noseriding, the expat just hanging out and talkin story in the parking lot, Skip Frye cruisin by on a wave with his impecable style, maybe even me doin some cutbacks and havin the time of my life. This place is very historical for what people like Skip Frye, Mike Hynson, Larry Gordon, Mike Doyle, and Floyd Smith have done for surfing since having these waves to ride. Have fun here, don't be bitchy, and spread aloha.

By camelsandtacos , 23-10-2009

gator - is he still winning people's quarters?

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