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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Princeton Breakwater

USA, California, San Mateo

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 37° 30.041' N
Longitude: 122° 28.262' W

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From Hwy 1, north of Half Moon Bay before the Pillar Point breakwater. Parking right at the beach. The
breaks (a peak and a beach break) are south of the jetty. There is a dirt lot accross the highway from the beach that has plenty of parking (watch the giant holes though).

English (Translate this text in English): From Hwy 1, north of Half Moon Bay before the Pillar Point breakwater. Parking right at the beach. The<br />breaks (a peak and a beach break) are south of the jetty. There is a dirt lot accross the highway from the beach that has plenty of parking (watch the giant holes though).

English (Translate this text in English): From Hwy 1, north of Half Moon Bay before the Pillar Point breakwater. Parking right at the beach. The&lt;br &#47;&gt;breaks (a peak and a beach break) are south of the jetty. There is a dirt lot accross the highway from the beach that has plenty of parking (watch the giant holes though).

English (Translate this text in English): From Hwy 1, north of Half Moon Bay before the Pillar Point breakwater. Parking right at the beach. The&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;breaks (a peak and a beach break) are south of the jetty. There is a dirt lot accross the highway from the beach that has plenty of parking (watch the giant holes though).

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (&lt; 5min)

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Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name The Jetty

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencySometimes break

Wave

TypeBreakwater/jetty

Direction

BottomSandy

PowerFun

Normal lengthShort (&lt; 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

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

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdCrowded

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Dangers

- Rocks
- Sharks

 Additional Information

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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

Atmosphere

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.

English (Translate this text in English): Good spot without the localism of Santa Cruz. Nothing epic, but good rides for most abilities.<br />You can see Mavericks in the distance from the lineup.

English (Translate this text in English): Good spot without the localism of Santa Cruz. Nothing epic, but good rides for most abilities.&lt;br &#47;&gt;You can see Mavericks in the distance from the lineup.

English (Translate this text in English): Good spot without the localism of Santa Cruz. Nothing epic, but good rides for most abilities.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;You can see Mavericks in the distance from the lineup.

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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 thera_ice@hotmail.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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