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Exit off 101 onto spyglass drive. Turn onto Shell Beach Road and turn left on Sunset Palisades Dr. Park in the Cliffs Resort on walk down the path from there.
DistanceIn the city
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Special accessPaddle > 20mn or Boat
Wave qualityRegional Classic
DirectionRight and left
BottomReef (coral,sharp rocks etc..) with sand
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell directionNorth, NorthWest, SouthWest, South
Good wind directionEast, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft
Best tide positionMid and high tide
Best tide movementFalling tide
Week crowdFew surfers
Is a fun longboard wave on the S swells but powerful and hollow on the northwesters. beach disappears on very high tides.
It's a fun beach on nice days. lots of college kids come to hang on the beach/surf. Everyone is welcome here, no localism like sewers a few blocks south.
By Anonymous , 31-12-2008
- Used to surf this place with sneaky Pete. Sneaky where are you? Watch out for Lompoc Larry. When he's not at pissers he's surfing here and claiming hard. October '98 only time this place ever broke decent.
By Anonymous , 19-11-2008
That takes me back - Used to surf here all the time while in college. I'm glad to be back at my home breaks, they may be crowded but sure beat the hell out of the sh1t on the central coast
By Anonymous , 30-07-2008
DKness - If you are a bodyboarder, surf this place. Especially when the left goes off close to the Cliff's stairs. A lot of "surfers" that come here totally suck and are some of the worst I have ever seen in my life. Total barneys that think it's trendy to bash on bodyboarders because all of their kook buds are as well. Lots of chicks here too who are usually a surfer's chic that you can swoop on while he's crying in the sand because he sucks at surfing. Yo!
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