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A-Beach is located on the Central Coast of California. The surf spot is located North of Morro Bay at the last intersection before leaving the town headed toward Cayucos. While you are driving on PCH (Pacific Coast Highway) also known as the 1. It is at the intersection of a street called Yerba Buena. If coming south turn left, if coming north turn right. Then the beach is right in front of you can't miss it.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name Atascadero Beach, Morro Strand
Wave qualityRegional Classic
DirectionRight and left
BottomSandy with rock
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell directionNorth, NorthWest, West, SouthWest, South
Good wind directionSouth
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week-end crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
There is available parking anywhere along the beach sides near residential houses. A-Beach is a nickname to locals because of it being Atascadero Beach and it's amazing A-frames that break during the winter time. It can be surfed year round but mostly recomended to the more advanced surfers during the fall/winter time.
On just the right day during the fall at A-beach you can see some of the most beautiful sunsets during an evening session. Along with wave faces ranging anywhere from 5-10ft. with a 13-19 sec. period and also beautiful breaking A-frames. But this is if you catch the swell on just the right day...(It is not like this everyday!!!)
I ride both longboards and shortboards depending mostly on the type of day it is. At this particular spot I am a fan of the longboard. Both longboarders and shortboarders are found at this spot so you may feel different! But if you are going to catch this place during the summertime I highly recommend a longboard. During the fall and winter seasons either will work great! And during the Spring don't even waste your time comming out because it will be so blown out that you will think the ocean is white from all the white caps that you will be seeing.
By blyons45 , 06-09-2009
experience at A-Beach - My friends and I loved this place. We camped up the highway at the state park and then surfed both days. Water at the time was not all that clean kind of bunched up, but the beaches were beautiful and very remote we were the only ones out there both days. I am dying to go back.
By JJB , 28-12-2005
A - Friendly vibe in the water, bring respect and share. Locals set the tone. Peace
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