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get off highway to pismo then track back on a smaller street. eventully you will find a small parking lot on the cliffs. there is a trail down them in dirt.
DistanceIn the city
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell directionNorthWest, West
Good wind directionEast, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+
Best tide positionLow and mid tide
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week crowdFew surfers
There is a little point break to the left of the beach.
Pretty poor wave unless its gets some decent swell. Can be very fun and rippable, even if a bit mushy at times, and you can occasionally get really long waves. Almost always crowded.
Can be a super fun wave. Think of a really poorman's pleasure point, but mushier, less lined up, and with way nastier rocks.
By Anonymous , 13-01-2007
Thats ME! - Lol, I Think That Might Be Me In The Picture. (Im The Dick-Dragger) But That Might Be My Bro Surfing. We Live Over On Esparto Ave. By The Post Office And Shell Beach Market. Have For The Last 11 Years. But Yea It does Sux There.. ReefRights Is Fun Tho On A Good Day. (North Of Sewers, South Of Palisades) Pismo Sux ASS! Go North Or Farther South If YOu want Good Surf.
By Anonymous , 12-01-2007
crowded - I live within site of St Andrew's and find that in the winter it can be the most crowded spot in the area. Better off at reef rights if you can find it. The break is very nice at st. and's however and can be very tempting. Just watch the reef! Anyone who has seen it at low tide knows what im talking about.
By the most hardcore duder in shell beach , 20-04-2006
hardcore - its called st. ands or st. andrews becasuse the neighborhood that was built there in the early 60's is named "st. andrews" i grew up there, it sucks most of the time, and now is way too crowded on even the small days to make it worth it... too many dorks sit in the way..... oh, and that picture is not st an?s, its a tiny barrel that breaks for about a half hour on the right tide and swell called "the box".
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