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Latitude: 34° 3.118' N
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If you are coming from LA flip an immediate U turn. It will be on your left.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
BottomSandy with rock
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthShort (< 50m)
Good swell directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest
Good wind directionSouth, SouthEast, East
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week crowdUltra crowded
Week-end crowdUltra crowded
There are a few ways to surf this place. If its a heavy day, and you are a decent surfer, I would suggest going to Pt Dume. It gets mediocre when there is a solid swell and the wave is sucking up off the rocks. For an additional rush, go left. Itll pull you over the rocks and you can see the boils rising up the wave face. Heavier than Teahupoo, but still a challenge to beat the wave. If your a beginner, Zuma is a fun beachbreak that can hammer you into the sand. Catch it in the morning before the wind gets on it. Also, Neptunes Net (the restaurant) is a dirty, expensive grinds place for when you stay hungry.
Very crowded on the weekends. Localism, but not too heavy if you know what your doing. This is Bodi the zen masters home break. The sand/rock bottom is dangerous. Look both ways when crossing the street!
The water in the winter is very cold. Down to the lower 40's. A full suit (4/3) is highly recommended (booties and hood). Be nice to the locals, dont drop in, and you can get your share when everyone else is at work.
By Anonymous , 20-09-2010
Dying Sea Lion - Just to clear things up for everyone.
While it is sad to watch a small and innocent animal lose its life, I have to comment that the lifeguard was correct in telling you that it is a felony offense to come within 50 feet of any marine mammal. It is a felony offense for good reason too.
I volunteered for a marine mammal conservation group for several years, right here in Malibu. Our main focus was to rescue sea lions after they had been attacked, injured or fallen ill. After rescuing 45 sea lions, I can tell you that sometimes the best thing to do is nothing. Out of those 45 sea lions, I would say that 10 were released back into the wild. As for the rest, I would say that some died of natural causes and some died because of us.
Sea lions are actually quite fragile creatures who are very adapted to a certain environment. That environment happens to be the ocean, not a crate, or a truck, or an OR, or a tank. As soon as we would enter the presence of an injured sea lion, I could instantly see its reaction to us. Even touching or trying to pick up an injured sea lion causes the creature great distress.
Over the years I have found countless sea lions rotting and trapped in the rocks. It is sad thing to see any creature die, but I have to think that it is just the circle of life.
Please just let these creatures die in a dignified manner.
By Lakers , 24-06-2009
no concern for wildlife - You would think that Lifeguards would have more heart. I suppose they do in some places regarding animals in distress. But some folks on earth here don't belong in the gene pool with the rest of us.
By Shore Pound , 16-06-2009
Life guards are losers - Last Saturday during a nice swell I noticed from the cliff a baby sea lion struggling to get on shore or on top of the rocks. He was totally sick, you can tell from his confusion. After ten minutes of struggeling I climbed down the cliff and pulled him out between the rocks where he was trapped. The fire dept. was of little help and after signaling the life guard wanna be's they said that I shouldn't of touched him and thats a felony offense. A professional photographer named Janice was shooting pics and couldn't believe what the lifeguards were trying to enforce. The protection of these animals is for the assholes who shoot them. No court in the USA would of tried me for saving a distressed animal drowning in the rocky surf. To make a long story short, the sea lion pup was in convulsions and I supposed died hours later of its infection and lack of help. The lifeguard with the red beard and hair is one dick head. I wish this would of taken place near my neck of the woods. We wouldnt let that chump on the beach again.
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