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Latitude: 35° 6.079' N
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Pier St. off of Hwy 1.
DistanceIn the city
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Alternative name Pismo State Beach
DirectionRight and left
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell directionNorthWest, SouthWest
Good wind directionNorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+
Best tide positionMid tide
Best tide movementFalling tide
Week-end crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
You can drive down the beach and find a sandbar to your liking...this may be the best bet in the summer when swells are few and far between.
This is where people go to get away from the crowds near the pier. Oceano is known for dolphins, and it is ALWAYS a bit bigger than Pismo (near the pier, to the north). A popular longboard spot with the 40+ crew. If you park at the parking lot to the south of the beach entrance you will see a few of the regulars. If you park in the homes you will see tourists from Bakersfield in the summer beach rentals.
It can get good, but it needs some strong swell and that rarely happens in the summer. There seems to be a good sandbar to the south near the rivermouth, as you travel south the size picks up a bit. Most people, however, paddle out in front of the parking lot at the Northernmost part of the beach.
By mountain surfer , 08-03-2007
Screw Locals - Get rid of the attitude local punks. If I wanna surf then I'm gonna surf. Bring your clan and I'll still wipe you out. Go cry to yo mommas.
By kBk , 31-12-2006
surf st. local - this place is no good.go somewhere else. take ur logs and yaks back 2 pismo and dont sho ur face around oceano unless u want ur ass kicked and board stolen.beware of locals like myself and dont drop in on kBk Klan. otherwis.....have fun in pismo(*!*)
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