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Latitude: 34° 11.397' N
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Just Exist Victoria Ave in Ventura, go south, and turn right on 5th Street. Oxnard Shores is right at the end of 5th, Going down several miles.
DistanceIn the city
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
DirectionRight and left
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell directionWest, SouthWest, South
Good wind directionEast
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+
Best tide positionLow and mid tide
Best tide movementRising tide
Week-end crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
There is absolutely no question that Oxnard Shores picks up a south swell bigger and often better than any other spot in Ventura County. When a summer-fall south swell mixes with a slight NW swell, the result is a series of hollow, A-frame bowls spanning the entire beach. It's not unusual to see the barrels spittin'. It's best at low or medium-low tide. Sometimes at high tide the waves under 5 feet back down because the sandbar is narrow (accounting for the quick pitch and rapid jacking up nature of the place) and there is deep water between the bar and the beach. It's the hollowest, south wave in Ventura County. Be prepared to get worked regardless of the size. It breaks hard, or it does not break! A weird thing is, that durring the summer, the Silver Strand, located just a few miled south, goes virtually dormant, while Oxnard Shores comes alive. During recent years, many new huge beach mansions have filled in the vacant beach lots. This has seemed to keep the crowds down lately. There really is no local scene here anymore. Sometimes it's so good and there is nobody out, weird!!! It also gets huge NW swells in the winter but often it's too closed out unless there is a strong offshore Santa Anna wind. In that case, go to the "Strand" or up to Ventura Point. Oxnard often gets some early onshore winds, so I'll often just go up to Ventura Point
Rarely anyone around. If so, find another peak. It breaks everywhere.
Try the waves near Neptune Square. Best peak there in 2001.
Its good, but there are better spots nearby...
By bry , 27-11-2009
the valley - long time friend bryan kranz says hello
By Anonymous , 02-04-2008
trash - pick up your trash.
don't trash the beach.
don't trash the street.
don't throw your butts on the ground.
By Anonymous , 12-02-2008
its really sad - I was driving to rincon after surfing strand driving by shores, I saw a huge new development being built right by mgrath, this used to be a place where you could come and enjoy a beach all to yourself, too bad in a few years the whole place will be like the southbay or huntington. At least there is still point conception on up.
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