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Access to this spot is tricky, but well worth it. Pinched Loaf is at the far west east end of the Cleveland Harbor breakwall. It can be seen on google earth. One way to get there is to park at the E.72 st. boat launch. Follow the edge of the water east until you reach the fence. There is a large opening in the fence. Go though and head east on any trail that you see. They all go to the same place. Cross the wooded area to the breakwall. Another way is from Bratenahl. There is a condo development on Lake avenue...this is the closest access to the break.
DistanceIn the city
Easy to find?Don't know
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name pinched Laofer
Wave qualityWorld Class
BottomSandy with rock
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell directionWest
Good wind directionWest
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementDon't know
This is the first spot east of Edgewater that will pick up a west swell. The harbor breakwall blocks the wind. Always bigger than Edge on a west.
Isolation is the norm here. not much of a vibe....only whatever is in your lonely mind.
This spot is worth the work. For an after-surf meal, drive down e.72 to St. Clair. Go east on St. Clair and you will find good, affordable eats at a good price.
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