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Latitude: 37° 30.041' N
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From Hwy 1, north of Half Moon Bay before the Pillar Point breakwater. Parking right at the beach. The
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name The Jetty
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionWest, SouthWest, South, SouthEast
Good wind directionNorth, East, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+
Best tide position
Best tide movement
Week crowdFew surfers
The peak shifts as the sand bar shifts, but is closest to the jetty. Breaks well between tides, but high tides puts the breaks too close to the shore. With a 5' and up swell there are tasty lefts off the peak. The beach break is fine from 3' and up, but often sections. Rocks can be a problem depending on time of year and at high tide.
This place is also great for beginners as the farther you move down the beach, the less crowded it gets. The crowd generally gravitates to the jetty part of the beach, so if you are more of a beginner, move down the beach more and try to get some lefts and rights on the normal beach break.
Good spot without the localism of Santa Cruz. Nothing epic, but good rides for most abilities.
You can see Mavericks in the distance from the lineup.
By Dnizzle , 18-08-2006
When is it best? - Hey guys, I really can't figure out the best time to come here and actually get some decent waves. I was out today and got nothing more than a few 2-footers that lasted about 10 yds. on top of that, tons of sea-garbage as well as pollution. Maybe Ill just go somewhere else???
By email@example.com , 29-07-2006
any advice? - hi I'm going to california for a few days and I really wanted to learn how to surf... I have no idea how to go about doing that. Is this a good place to learn? are the locals nice? has it been really crowded with this heat wave? should I go somewhere to learn, or just try to figure it out? people who I know who surf have given me advice...and what they all say is that I should just struggle it out, and then I'll learn...?
By OB , 25-12-2005
soft top - Hey guys! Soft Tops are very welcome here! This is a great spot to learn how to surf.
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