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Latitude: 33° 0.91' N
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whoever wrote that the reef is accessible through the campground is correct...but it seems they are confusing the reef proper with Pipes...2 different breaks. The reef is accessible from the lot near the san elijo outlet, Pipes is further north, accessable from the north side of the campground. Very different than the reef. Pipes is mainly a left.
DistanceIn the city
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name Suck Outs/Pooperbanks
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
DirectionRight and left
BottomFlat rocks with sand
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthVery Long (300 to 500 m)
Good swell directionNorthWest
Good wind directionEast
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementRising tide
Week crowdFew surfers
Week-end crowdUltra crowded
Park your car on the street.
By Anonymous , 19-09-2016
always crowded - too funny it sayss "few surfers" on weekdays here. bs. lived directly in front of it for a decade. it was already way too full of longboarders thee. once SUPers came along, it ruined everything. yeah i could ride a huge board and get waves, but i'd be surfing almost as badly as the rest of em. i rarely go there at all anymore.
By bonytony , 07-08-2010
Nice ride - San Elijo is often a nice spot for all types of riders. Being a squid, I'm glad to say that my most recent trip here was most enjoyable. Only a couple of bulldogs in the lineup but plenty of consistent chest to shoulder points. The lagoon entrance converges and sometimes gets choppy. Have also seen perfect mile long rights after dark in front of the restaurant next to the inlet.
Camped there on several occasions and the walk out to the reef is sweet.
By Anonymous , 28-03-2010
surfed out - hey im from florida.........what the hell is a janitor????hehe
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