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Latitude: 34° 16.404' N
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Go stright to the beach from Ventura, drive about 2 mins north until you get to Ventura Point
DistanceIn the city
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name C Street
Wave qualityRegional Classic
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
DirectionRight and left
BottomFlat rocks with sand
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthExceptional (>500m)
Good swell directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest
Good wind directionNorth, NorthWest, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 5m / 16 ft and over
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week-end crowdUltra crowded
There are really two separate points here, one in front of the bathrooms--easy, slower right and shorter left, and Pipes, at the top, where you can usually spot a few pros
The surf is best before 11 AM and after 5PM when the wind is offshore. Outside these time the wind can be strong onshore and really makes the paddle out an effort. Paddle out from the north and you miss most of the big breaks coming out and within 5 mins the current will put you on top of the action.
Pipes is a powerful, fast barrelling wave--move down the point for more gentle rollers.
Great spot, great surfers of all abilities, but packed in summer. Waves average around 4-6 ft. Not a summer wave, best in winter.
This place picks up almost everything, but can get windy.
Nice but cold!! (I'm not native to Californian sea temp!)Watch the high tides when you surf here. When it gets above 4 feet the entry or exit can be very rocky and difficult to manage.
By Anonymous , 17-07-2010
Davey Miller - Not only is Davey Miller a great surfer and drummer, he's handsome as well. A true gentleman.
By Davey Miller , 12-05-2009
- If you have a problem with me, why don't you talk to me face to face instead of hiding behind your key pad. I've only sounded people who had it coming. Did you? Thanks, Davey Miller.
By Anonymous , 12-05-2009
just surf. - Ventura point is a great place to learn to surf. But the top point by the river is not. I'm sure thing's would run smoother and safe. If traveling folks knew this. Everyone is welcome at vtpoint. Just use your head.
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