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Latitude: 32° 34.706' N
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Drive 5 south to Imperial Beach exit, 15 min drive from freeway.
DistanceTake a car
WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityRegional Classic
DirectionRight and left
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthShort (< 50m)
Good swell directionNorthWest, SouthWest
Good wind directionWest
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+
Best tide positionMid and high tide
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week-end crowdUltra crowded
- Rips / undertow
Go dowm towards wetlands area, go south towards mex., any side street or parking lot will do. Easy access, no showers, 7-11 for food at pier. Spots north of pier are seldom surfed, poor quality. Water is generally full suit, cold.
Pay attention to the water quality, pollution is real here. Very Real.
Pick a spot, it can be crowded with locals,hasselrama but there are many breaks open since it's a beach break.
South swells during june, july or north during december, january best bets. Blows out at 10-11am daily, glasses off 4pm-evening. Crummy sand pebble beach, but fun surf during summer, over 8' go north.Tiajuana sloughs is spooky, breaks about 1/4-1/2 mile offshore near the border, take buddies for T. J. sloughs. Reported to be most poluted beach in USA, sewage from Mexico, don't drink the water.
By Anonymous , 20-01-2011
Stop ur comments Jason-el-jerko - Stop commenting JasonJ.,& go home! I got news 4 ya dude, it's called the Lapdance band, u can call me Descanso Slim coz the fat's all gone!! Since u can't surf or write u need 2 go work@home; ur 1 of the deleted people now!!!
By Anonymous , 29-12-2009
- i need some local opinion on some good surf beaches for the summer.. ill be spending time in sd
By jason , 25-11-2009
stop editing - who is the jerko deleting and editing stuff from here? dude, stop it! or are you the fat guy at descanso that has a big mouth and acts like an idiot in the water. as i said before, that guy won't be surfing much longer anyway cuz he is old and fat. which is good because he is such a vocal idiot in the lineup. so, stop the deleting people!
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