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Articles by Adam Wright

Adam has been a professional meteorologist and surf forecaster since 1999 and has worked for many of the popular surf sites including Transworld SURF, Surfline, Wavewatch, and FuelTV. Currently he is the Chief Forecaster for Solspot.com and is responsible for letting us know when we should ditch the computers for either a quick session or epic trip.

Surf Break Map: Upper Trestles, Trestles Surf Area, California

Surf Break Map: Upper Trestles, Trestles Surf Area, California

Surf Break Map: Upper Trestles Uppers is one of the most consistent waves at Trestles…and while it isn’t quite Yin to Lowers’ Yang, it is a pretty good ride. The wave is a long right-hander that breaks along a rocky section of point just to the south of Barb-Wires and Cottons. It breaks on both [...]

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Surf Break Map: Lower Trestles, Trestles Surf Area, California

Surf Break Map: Lower Trestles, Trestles Surf Area, California

Surf Break Map: Lower Trestles Lower Trestles is one of the “Crown Jewels” of California surfing. Generally referred to as Lowers the wave is located south of Uppers and north of Middles. Lowers is the most well-defined point/reef in the Trestles surf area. The point sticks out a bit further than the others in the [...]

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Huntington Beach, Orange County, California

Huntington Beach, Orange County, California

Huntington Beach, or HB, (or “Surf City USA” if you listen to the lame tourist board marketing hacks) is located along the North Orange County coastline. It stretches almost 8 miles from the Bolsa Chica State Park in the North down to the Santa Ana River Mouth in the South. In general HB has the [...]

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Huntington Beach – Bolsa Chica State Beach

Huntington Beach – Bolsa Chica State Beach

Most of the year Bolsa Chica is a longboard break and decent beginner spot. Now I know that most of the Bolsa warriors don’t really want a bunch of brand-new surfers spastically paddling around and getting in everyone’s way any more than guys at other spots do…but you have to admit that the slow rolling [...]

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Huntington Beach Cliffs

Huntington Beach Cliffs

Actually part of the HB City beach the HB Cliffs are located just south of Bolsa Chica. The Cliffs get their name thanks to a small little coastal mesa that extends out to the beach. The mesa is being slowly eroded away and in the process it has produced a short cliff that sits right [...]

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Huntington Beach – North City Beach

Huntington Beach – North City Beach

North City Beach runs from just North of the HB pier up to about Goldenwest St. where the HB Cliffs start. It is a pretty good-sized stretch of beach that is easy to pull a surf-check…you don’t even have to get out of your car, just slide in a spot on PCH and wait for [...]

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Huntington Beach Pier

Huntington Beach Pier

One of the most famous (or infamous…it’s more than famous!) waves in Orange County. HB Pier has been the home of some notorious characters over the years. It has collapsed in big surf, been ground zero in a surf contest riot, and has been featured in some really bad reality TV. In the summer it [...]

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HB – South City Beach and HB State Beach

HB – South City Beach and HB State Beach

South City Beach and HB State Beach are another couple of solid workhorse beaches. South City Beach stretches from south of the pier to about Beach Blvd. HB State Beach runs from Beach Blvd to the Brookhurst out-flow. Even though they are divided into 2 different areas thanks to City and State jurisdiction they are [...]

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Huntington Beach – Brookhurst

Huntington Beach – Brookhurst

The Brookhurst out-flow is actually a part of the Santa Ana River Jetties. It is actually a combination of drainage from storm drains further inland and the tidal surge that flows into the HB marshes. The out-flow is protected by a couple of decent sized jetties that help to keep it from silting up to [...]

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Seal Beach, Orange County, California

Seal Beach, Orange County, California

Seal Beach is the northernmost beach in Orange County…the last OC beach before you move north into Long Beach and LA County. Seal Beach is bracketed by 2 large jetties. To the north you have the breakwater separating the outflow of the San Gabriel Rivermouth from Alamitos Bay. To the south you have a large [...]

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