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 Tunitas Creek

USA, California, San Mateo

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 37° 21.456' N
Longitude: 122° 24.032' W

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 Access

Toughy to access; coming from HMB, head south about 8 miles. You will cross over a small bridge and the access to Tunitas creek is right after that bridge. Park on the side of the road, and strap on your hiking shoes to get down the "cliff-side". It's pretty steep!

English (Translate this text in English): Toughy to access; coming from HMB, head south about 8 miles. You will cross over a small bridge and the access to Tunitas creek is right after that bridge. Park on the side of the road, and strap on your hiking shoes to get down the "cliff-side". It's pretty steep!

English (Translate this text in English): Toughy to access; coming from HMB, head south about 8 miles. You will cross over a small bridge and the access to Tunitas creek is right after that bridge. Park on the side of the road, and strap on your hiking shoes to get down the "cliff-side". It's pretty steep!

English (Translate this text in English): Toughy to access; coming from HMB, head south about 8 miles. You will cross over a small bridge and the access to Tunitas creek is right after that bridge. Park on the side of the road, and strap on your hiking shoes to get down the "cliff-side". It's pretty steep!

DistanceTake a car

WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)

Easy to find?Hard to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Don'tEatUs Creek

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

Wave

TypeSand-bar

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerFast, Powerful, Fun

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionWest, SouthWest

Good wind directionWest, SouthWest

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementFalling tide

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdEmpty

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Dangers

- Sharks

 Additional Information

If you can deal with the hike, Tunitas is a pretty sweet break these days. Years ago I'm told it was not great, but for the past few it's been extremely consitent with fun, fast rides, wipeouts here aren't anything to write home about even on the big days which is nice. The other awesome thing is the easy paddle-out on the south end of the beach near the rocks... Again, even on the big days!

English (Translate this text in English): If you can deal with the hike, Tunitas is a pretty sweet break these days. Years ago I'm told it was not great, but for the past few it's been extremely consitent with fun, fast rides, wipeouts here aren't anything to write home about even on the big days which is nice. The other awesome thing is the easy paddle-out on the south end of the beach near the rocks... Again, even on the big days!

English (Translate this text in English): If you can deal with the hike, Tunitas is a pretty sweet break these days. Years ago I'm told it was not great, but for the past few it's been extremely consitent with fun, fast rides, wipeouts here aren't anything to write home about even on the big days which is nice. The other awesome thing is the easy paddle-out on the south end of the beach near the rocks... Again, even on the big days!

English (Translate this text in English): If you can deal with the hike, Tunitas is a pretty sweet break these days. Years ago I'm told it was not great, but for the past few it's been extremely consitent with fun, fast rides, wipeouts here aren't anything to write home about even on the big days which is nice. The other awesome thing is the easy paddle-out on the south end of the beach near the rocks... Again, even on the big days!

Atmosphere

General

Last note... Unfortunately, they don't call it "Don'tEatUs creek" for nothing. I've personally seen a shark there, though the only recorded "incident" was in the 80's where a surfer had his board chomped. Don't let the man in the gray suit scare you though, this break is awesome, especially for bodyboarders. Nice curling lips and wedges.

English (Translate this text in English): Last note... Unfortunately, they don't call it "Don'tEatUs creek" for nothing. I've personally seen a shark there, though the only recorded "incident" was in the 80's where a surfer had his board chomped. Don't let the man in the gray suit scare you though, this break is awesome, especially for bodyboarders. Nice curling lips and wedges.

English (Translate this text in English): Last note... Unfortunately, they don't call it "Don'tEatUs creek" for nothing. I've personally seen a shark there, though the only recorded "incident" was in the 80's where a surfer had his board chomped. Don't let the man in the gray suit scare you though, this break is awesome, especially for bodyboarders. Nice curling lips and wedges.

English (Translate this text in English): Last note... Unfortunately, they don't call it "Don'tEatUs creek" for nothing. I've personally seen a shark there, though the only recorded "incident" was in the 80's where a surfer had his board chomped. Don't let the man in the gray suit scare you though, this break is awesome, especially for bodyboarders. Nice curling lips and wedges.

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By lolaa , 2 Dec

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By Cyruis , 15 Nov

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By Anonymous , 15-10-2009

Can get good, but lonely - I've surfed this place when it's been very, very good. Quick beach break barrels, makes do with just about any swell. Mostly after the rains when the sandbars get built up. North cliff helps block the north winds. An example of why norcal will never be overcrowded. It's a far better wave then Lindamar or the jetty, both of which get malibu-esque crowds on the weekend. This place goes unridden, which actually sucks since the hike back up the cliff would be tough on your own with a shark bite or two.

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