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Latitude: 33° 2.233' N
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It is 10-20 min walk from where you park. Either park at D Street, then walk south towards Swamis about 15-20 min, depending on the tide, or at Swamis. If parking at Swamis, walk is 5-10 min, but it can't be made at really high tides, as the water may be too high to walk along the beach.
DistanceIn the city
WalkGood walk (15-30 mn)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
BottomFlat rocks with sand
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest, South, SouthEast
Good wind direction
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+
Best tide positionMid tide
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week-end crowdUltra crowded
Good during bigger swells when D Street is closing out, and when Swamis is way too crowded. Even during really good swells on a warm sunny winter day you will have plenty of people to compete with. Lefts are long and fun. Takeoffs going left are slow and muschy, but keep pumping the wave, and you might make it over the flat spots. Rights are a little steeper. They offer shorter rides, but outside they are much more workable then the lefts but there is no inside section because there is an unreliable channel south of the break.
On Smaller summer/fall days. It can get really fun very similar to San Onofre wave. Much better for longboarders when under 6ft
If it gets really big, Boneyards is one of the first spots I check. There is a lookout at K street that gives perfect views of Swamis and Boneyards, but no access from here. It breaks best mid tide or going to low. It is usually crowded, and when Swamis is firing, it is hard to walk past a perfect right to the overlooked left, but it is sometimes worth it.
There are rights as well much shorter but still fun.
Fun, easy spot. Sometimes less crowed than other breaks because of the walk to get there but it can get good and very crowded.
By Anonymous , 14-09-2016
used to surf it alone - now its almost always crowded. especially with the old butt-board crew early mornings, then come the SUPs. usually its pretty hard to be right in the perfect takeoff spot to avoid mush or closeouts. ive had really goods days though, but they are rare, and packed.
By joelsavell , 28-11-2010
Ah boneyards - Used to surf this spot sometimes when I was growing up in North County. Occasionally it would get good. I remember getting more rights there, though. I remember I got one of the longest rights of my life there on a really good day. On most days though, it's not that great, and the only reason to go over there is if Swamis is just out of control crowded, which I guess is like all the friggin time, ha ha. Most of the time I would rather surf pipes or even dabbers.
By Anonymous , 14-10-2010
Crap Yards - Boneyards Sucks! I've been surfing in this area for years and have spent plenty of time here. It can ok at best. It's really just a kook wave and everyone who posted above me is probably a kook, actually they're definitely KOOKS!!
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