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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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 Cliffs

USA, California, San Luis Obispo

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you can paddel to this spot from Leffingwell Landing (rocks) or take a boat,it's the cliff,you cant miss it

English (Translate this text in English): you can paddel to this spot from Leffingwell Landing (rocks) or take a boat,it's the cliff,you cant miss it

English (Translate this text in English): you can paddel to this spot from Leffingwell Landing (rocks) or take a boat,it's the cliff,you cant miss it

English (Translate this text in English): you can paddel to this spot from Leffingwell Landing (rocks) or take a boat,it's the cliff,you cant miss it

DistanceIn the city

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Hard to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessPaddle > 20mn or Boat

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyRarely break (5day/year)

Wave

TypeReef-rocky

DirectionRight and left

BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)

Power

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell direction

Good wind direction

Swell sizeStarts working at 2.5m-3m / 8ft-10ft and holds up to 5m / 16 ft and over

Best tide positionLow and mid tide

Best tide movementRising tide

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdEmpty

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ig,very big,and hard to get out too.sharks are a problem so go in a group.it's fun to watch this spot break from the cliff.shark nets have now been installed 100 yards outside of "Cliffs". A spot of this caliber needed to be made safe for all surfers from around the world to enjoy. in addition, the "cliffs" surf school will be providing surf lessons to people of all ages- so they can learn to enjoy "Cliffs" also. The last writer didn't mention that while "cliffs" breaks perfect at 25 feet (better than anywhere in the world), it becomes a perfect point, similar to rincon, at 3-5 feet. even though there can be anywhere from 50 to 100 people surfing it daily, there are plenty of waves to go around. kelly slater told me, last time he came to cliffs, that he surfs his best there. Another great aspect of "Cliffs" is the free BBQ the locals offer to visitors at the Cliffs picnic area. nothing like tri tip or chicken, and a corona (free also) to top off a perfect "Cliffs" experience. if you're an experienced pro, a recreational surfer, or just someone who wants to get in the water for the first time, Cliffs has something to offer you!

English (Translate this text in English): ig,very big,and hard to get out too.sharks are a problem so go in a group.it's fun to watch this spot break from the cliff.shark nets have now been installed 100 yards outside of "Cliffs". A spot of this caliber needed to be made safe for all surfers from around the world to enjoy. in addition, the "cliffs" surf school will be providing surf lessons to people of all ages- so they can learn to enjoy "Cliffs" also. The last writer didn't mention that while "cliffs" breaks perfect at 25 feet (better than anywhere in the world), it becomes a perfect point, similar to rincon, at 3-5 feet. even though there can be anywhere from 50 to 100 people surfing it daily, there are plenty of waves to go around. kelly slater told me, last time he came to cliffs, that he surfs his best there. Another great aspect of "Cliffs" is the free BBQ the locals offer to visitors at the Cliffs picnic area. nothing like tri tip or chicken, and a corona (free also) to top off a perfect "Cliffs" experience. if you're an experienced pro, a recreational surfer, or just someone who wants to get in the water for the first time, Cliffs has something to offer you!

English (Translate this text in English): ig,very big,and hard to get out too.sharks are a problem so go in a group.it's fun to watch this spot break from the cliff.shark nets have now been installed 100 yards outside of "Cliffs". A spot of this caliber needed to be made safe for all surfers from around the world to enjoy. in addition, the "cliffs" surf school will be providing surf lessons to people of all ages- so they can learn to enjoy "Cliffs" also. The last writer didn't mention that while "cliffs" breaks perfect at 25 feet (better than anywhere in the world), it becomes a perfect point, similar to rincon, at 3-5 feet. even though there can be anywhere from 50 to 100 people surfing it daily, there are plenty of waves to go around. kelly slater told me, last time he came to cliffs, that he surfs his best there. Another great aspect of "Cliffs" is the free BBQ the locals offer to visitors at the Cliffs picnic area. nothing like tri tip or chicken, and a corona (free also) to top off a perfect "Cliffs" experience. if you're an experienced pro, a recreational surfer, or just someone who wants to get in the water for the first time, Cliffs has something to offer you!

English (Translate this text in English): ig,very big,and hard to get out too.sharks are a problem so go in a group.it's fun to watch this spot break from the cliff.shark nets have now been installed 100 yards outside of "Cliffs". A spot of this caliber needed to be made safe for all surfers from around the world to enjoy. in addition, the "cliffs" surf school will be providing surf lessons to people of all ages- so they can learn to enjoy "Cliffs" also. The last writer didn't mention that while "cliffs" breaks perfect at 25 feet (better than anywhere in the world), it becomes a perfect point, similar to rincon, at 3-5 feet. even though there can be anywhere from 50 to 100 people surfing it daily, there are plenty of waves to go around. kelly slater told me, last time he came to cliffs, that he surfs his best there. Another great aspect of "Cliffs" is the free BBQ the locals offer to visitors at the Cliffs picnic area. nothing like tri tip or chicken, and a corona (free also) to top off a perfect "Cliffs" experience. if you're an experienced pro, a recreational surfer, or just someone who wants to get in the water for the first time, Cliffs has something to offer you!

Atmosphere

its a good spot overall,there's never any people out to.the only croup is he fleash eating ones below the sufrace ,..........but other then that is awesome

English (Translate this text in English): its a good spot overall,there's never any people out to.the only croup is he fleash eating ones below the sufrace ,..........but other then that is awesome

English (Translate this text in English): its a good spot overall,there's never any people out to.the only croup is he fleash eating ones below the sufrace ,..........but other then that is awesome

English (Translate this text in English): its a good spot overall,there's never any people out to.the only croup is he fleash eating ones below the sufrace ,..........but other then that is awesome

General

have fun,go in a group

English (Translate this text in English): have fun,go in a group

English (Translate this text in English): have fun,go in a group

English (Translate this text in English): have fun,go in a group

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By Anonymous , 09-06-2008

- ok there are no shark shields. u guys are dumb. and its aclled exotics and it breaks really rarely and the water is freezing

By not , 12-09-2006

and the water is like 69 degrees - by some freak of nature, the water here is always 10-15 warmer than anywhere else in the CC. I once was able ride a wave like 1/2 mile here. You have to surf this spot.

By anonymous , 12-11-2005

slorider - This is bullcrap. There's Moonstone Beach, then Leffingwell and Exotic Gardens...etc. and then there's c...iacs.....THERE, i said it, kind of. But no "cliffs" ...you guys are on some serious crack.

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