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this spot is between ocean beach and pacifica.To access this spot, hike out along the land's end trail until you see it from the bluff- then walk down trail to beach.
DistanceIn the city
WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
FrequencyRarely break (5day/year)
BottomSandy with rock
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthShort (< 50m)
Good swell directionWest, SouthWest, South
Good wind directionSouth, SouthEast, East
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 1m+ / 3ft+
Best tide positionLow tide only
Best tide movement
'The Cogwheel' is a tricky spot to catch good- but when it's working it actually can be a snappy & fun wave. It only breaks on negative tides, and really needs something below a negative -1.0 to start working properly. The smaller the swell the better, because this part of the coast picks up everything. It's best if it is glassy, or offshore (south winds are offshore here!). To surf this spot, take off right next to the point, pull into the initial barrel, and then try to come out before the waves peels in too close to the rocks. Bigger sets sometimes clear the rocks for a longer ride towards Land's End Beach.
This spot is in a beautiful, isolated part of San Francisco easily accessible on the Land's End Trail with a great view of the Golden Gate Bridge. It is rarely surfed, and does have its moments. I have surfed it very glassy and hollow with fun tubes off the rock and/or a snappy bowl section to bash a few times before kicking out. Overall though, it rarely gets good. Do not even go out to check it unless the tide is very negative and the surf is very small.
By Anonymous , 16-06-2007
- Maybe you guys should take up kite surfing or something. In socal we call going out at a place like this desperado.
By anonymous , 04-08-2004
cogwheel! - this place is real .ive surfed it many times over the years .its only good about 3 days outa the year ...and it sucks to say the least...
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