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Latitude: 35° 22.299' N
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Look for a large rock (Morro Rock) in the bay and a parking lot to the right of it, right at the base of the rock. If thats where you are your within 30 feet of the water.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessPaddle > 20mn or Boat
Alternative name The Rock
Wave qualityRegional Classic
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
DirectionRight and left
PowerFast, Ordinary, Fun, Powerless
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest, South
Good wind directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+
Best tide positionLow and mid tide
Best tide movementFalling tide
- Rips / undertow
Just try to ride the wave as hard as you can and don't worry about it.
Usually best in the fall, though you can find rides there almost any day of the year.
During larger days you can paddle out along the Rock in power plant outlet to get out without having to duck as many waves (plus it is 5 degrees warmer). Just beware that you walk down the rocks by the fence, so watch dinging your board on the rocks, so don't do this method unless you know how to do it.
The Rock can get pretty big in the winter but is best in the Fall. Try to surf there in the morning time because of the wind factor and be ready to have fun. Very chill vibe, lots of nice people out on the water. Follow standard surfing etiquette and you'll have a blast out there.
Great fun spot. Usually pretty mushy wave but on the right tide and get pretty hollow and fun. The left that comes off the rock is pretty consistent, usually have to go down the beach a little more to find a good right. Super fun place.
By BK , 06-09-2009
Alright so I'm jealous that you're still getting what I used to get right before you. - So I'll admit that it's a stretch to label you at all, & I'm truly sorry for that now Mr.NC. Only my real initials stand for over 30 years of west coast surfing memories, whilst covering many of the best spots from Santa Cruz to Baja Cali, in other words I'm rich enough just owning my piece of CA surfing's legacy. By the way I'm not yet bald, & haven't been rightfully called a kook since '73. Touche' bro... I'd really like to take up that fine offer of a lunch someday, with yet another true Matador of our Central Coast, don't let yourself get gored in the meantime buddy.
By Neza Chavira , 02-09-2009
Bpk(Bald Poor Kook) - I may only be 36 but I have lived here for 32 of those years (hardly a newcommer) Lets have lunch, im buying.
By BPk , 18-08-2009
Telling it like it is ain't name calling NCa.. - So if them Newcomer Geek booties fit, wear 'em in good health bro.
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