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Latitude: 44° 36.074' N
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south beach is also called "south jetty" by some of the locals as the jetty is the north boundary...the south end of the beach can be thought of as at the south beach state park about 1 mile south of the jetty...the park (signed out on 101) is the only access to the south end...the jetty access road which is probably the best bet for normal conditions (the most consistent and most often surfed) may take a little lookin for...it is almost directly under the bridge
DistanceTake a car
WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
DirectionRight and left
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionSouthEast
Good wind directionNorth
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+
Best tide positionDon't know
Best tide movementRising tide
Week crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
beach break...generally spoken of as having 3 seperate peaks...first peak closest to the jetty...second peak, further south...third peak is the southernmost and actually is right in front of the park...the first is the smallest in size (generally)...the second about the same only perhaps a little bigger...the third peak catches the swell directly and will always be at least as big and mostly the biggest...here's a clue... south beach catches any east wind full on... so offshores will always be working there if they are blowing...a-and at times the nasty summer nw wind will bend around the jetty and blow 3/4 offshore and clean up first and second peaks...south wind=bad juju... the whole place go blooey...park your car along the east end of the jetty and be careful not to get stuck in the always present dunes...4 wheelers also be careful...ive seen 4 wheelers get stuck there several times...stay on the jetty and keep you revs up...going slowly can get you stuck.
It's one of the best sandy beaches were the waves are mostly just for having fun with friends. Don't expect any heavy waves unless its pretty stormy and even then its luck.
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