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Latitude: 36° 36.128' N
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Go and follow the signs to the "Wharf" and if it is breaking be prepared to see lots of cars with surfboards on them there
DistanceIn the city
WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
BottomSandy with rock
PowerHollow, Fast, Fun
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthVery Long (300 to 500 m)
Good swell directionNorth, NorthWest, West
Good wind directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+
Best tide positionMid and high tide
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
- Man-made danger (buoys etc..)
To surf this spot well, try to get as close to the wall as possible and don't be to aggressive with the locals or they will boat your ass off
Does not get good unless the swell is el nino style
By matti_jay , 11-01-2007
go surf the lane - i hear ya, probably the only place within 200 miles that'll have teeny tiny waves on a big swell. for my money, i'd head up to the Lane on the huge swells. relatively easy paddle-out and not too crowded when it gets really big, just my two cents. ;)
By slater says , 25-02-2006
wharf - hey kelly said when this place does break it is one on the best waves in California.
By christobalia son of man , 25-10-2005
It is surfable but not very often - I just surfed it yesterday 10/24/05 and it was waist high with the occasional chest high every 30 min. Like the other guys say it has to be huge everywhere else and high tide. I drove around marina was 14ft closeouts at asilomar there were 4 guys out two with boards and the other two with wave runners they were towing in it was awesome. But the pier was fun it is just a really chilled take your time standing up on a slow left for the chest high ones you can ride it till it dies pump a bit and it reforms for a second ride just as long as the first. One recommendation dont i repeat dont swollow the water or you will have the runniest shit you have ever expirenced when ever there is contamination in the water the pier is the first place that they close the beach. But ya im a local from monterey so i do know what the fuck im talking about and those pictures are not the warf/pier all of these people are talking about Lovers Point which is about 3 miles away from the pier. good luck if the waves are way too big around monterey and the tide is high you might get lucky and get some waves at the pier and dont worry about locals the majority of the people you will see there have just rended soft top boards from On the Beach Surf Shop and the rest are just little rich 15-17 bro's they are harmless.
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