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Latitude: 34° 57.983' N
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Go to Guadalupe and make a right on Main Street(thus the name), you'll see a grave yard on the right and follow this road all the way to the beach. The drive is about 3 to 5 miles down, you'll pass fields and drive through dunes(on a paved road). Just park in the parking lot at the end of the road.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name Guadalupe
DirectionRight and left
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Ledgey
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest
Good wind directionEast
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week-end crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
The best time to hit up this spot is when the swell is really small because this spot is a sandbar break that usually breaks onshore. The spot is mostly for bodyboarders, but i have seen some hard core surfers charge this spot. If you come on the right day you can get long, hollow, makeable barrels....this place is a playground for bodyboarders when the offshores are blowing, hollow, fast and bowly, with a fat lip to smack
There is no point break, so you wanna look for the best break on the sand bar, which is usually down south a few yards from the parking lot. Make sure you time the break just right, to get past the shore break on a big day can be real difficult!
Try this spot out, best time is in the morning when its blowing offshore.
By Guadman , 20-11-2006
Choss - What does choss mean?I guess it means howling offshores and still no shape. Plenty of swell here but no payoff for all the work. Surf the dunes instead.
By Sponger Shawn , 28-02-2006
Piping barrels - I've scored it pretty epic in the Fall. Get it when it is glassy with long interval swells. Great shorebreak...
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