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 56th St.

USA, California, Orange County

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 33° 37.393' N
Longitude: 117° 56.711' W

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 Access

Get onto the Balboa Peninsula via PCH. Streets are numbered so it isn't hard to find.

English (Translate this text in English): Get onto the Balboa Peninsula via PCH. Streets are numbered so it isn't hard to find.

English (Translate this text in English): Get onto the Balboa Peninsula via PCH. Streets are numbered so it isn't hard to find.

English (Translate this text in English): Get onto the Balboa Peninsula via PCH. Streets are numbered so it isn't hard to find.

DistanceIn the city

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerHollow, Fast

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionWest, SouthWest, South

Good wind directionSouthWest, South

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft

Best tide positionMid tide

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdCrowded

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow

 Additional Information

Good luck finding a spot, especially in the summer when the inland invasion begins. Early morning sessions are best for parking, beating the crowds and the onshore winds. Easy wave when it's small. Experience needed when it's pumping.

English (Translate this text in English): Good luck finding a spot, especially in the summer when the inland invasion begins. Early morning sessions are best for parking, beating the crowds and the onshore winds. Easy wave when it's small. Experience needed when it's pumping.

English (Translate this text in English): Good luck finding a spot, especially in the summer when the inland invasion begins. Early morning sessions are best for parking, beating the crowds and the onshore winds. Easy wave when it's small. Experience needed when it's pumping.

English (Translate this text in English): Good luck finding a spot, especially in the summer when the inland invasion begins. Early morning sessions are best for parking, beating the crowds and the onshore winds. Easy wave when it's small. Experience needed when it's pumping.

Atmosphere

Very fun wave, one of the best spots in Newport on a good day. Localism isn't too bad. Just abide by the normal surfing etiquette and don't cut anyone off.

English (Translate this text in English): Very fun wave, one of the best spots in Newport on a good day. Localism isn't too bad. Just abide by the normal surfing etiquette and don't cut anyone off.

English (Translate this text in English): Very fun wave, one of the best spots in Newport on a good day. Localism isn't too bad. Just abide by the normal surfing etiquette and don't cut anyone off.

English (Translate this text in English): Very fun wave, one of the best spots in Newport on a good day. Localism isn't too bad. Just abide by the normal surfing etiquette and don't cut anyone off.

General

When it's good-powerful, hollow, and peaky. Awesome spot.

English (Translate this text in English): When it's good-powerful, hollow, and peaky. Awesome spot.

English (Translate this text in English): When it's good-powerful, hollow, and peaky. Awesome spot.

English (Translate this text in English): When it's good-powerful, hollow, and peaky. Awesome spot.

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 Last surf sessions

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werksux avatar
56th St.
By werksux
Nov 17, 2011
48th -
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56th St.
By Pierce
Oct 1, 2009
Easy Skimboarding Day - This beach was a walk in the park compared to the tough shores near Laguna Beach.  It is nice and flat, great for beginning skimboarding.  Since today was a week day there was very low traffic.  We even found a parking spot
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56th St.
By MYA3666
Sep 12, 2008
SHORTBOARD - MORNIN TIME FUN W/ GARY. CAUGHT BOUT' 5 FUN CORNERS AND SECTIONS RIGHT OFF BAT. THEN A FEW MORE HERE AND THERE AS THINGS WENT ON GREAT DAY GOOD CONDTIONS NOT SO MUCH OF A KOOK ANYMORE.
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56th St.
By kingdktgrv
Jan 24, 2007
- Today was the first day since January 5 that there were surfable waves.  Really hollow and fun if u can utilize a long board. Really stoked about the upcoming swell.
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56th St.
By kingdktgrv
Jan 19, 2007
- friday morn was very crappy
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By The Dude , 04-03-2008

Watch out - Watch out for the locals!!! There is this one local reagan he is like the kai borg of newport. He is not afraid to pound some kooks. So watch out for him he is usually riding a giant Lost... board.

By Anonymous , 15-03-2007

41st rules - yes yes 41st is better so go there please..

By Anonymous , 25-01-2007

56th local? - If you live at 56th st. that means you rent and have moved here from up the 55. Figure it out.

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