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Upper Trestles, Trestles Surf Area, California

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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Barb-Wires, Trestles Surf Area, California

Barb-Wires, Trestles Surf Area, California

Surf Break Map: Barb-Wires Barb-wires is a short sectiony wave that breaks on the reef that, if the point was more developed, would have been the left off of Uppers. Located between Cottons and Uppers, Barb-wires is sort a crowd bleed-off wave…it is right in front of where the Cristianitos trail ends and it is [...]

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Cottons, Trestles Surf Area, California

Cottons, Trestles Surf Area, California

Surf Break Map: Cottons This is the most northern break in the Trestles area…and the most fickle. Cottons is generally known as a left that breaks along the most northern part of San Mateo Point. It will break on a bigger SE through SW swell’s but it takes a very large swell to get it [...]

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Malibu Point, Malibu, Los Angeles County, California

Malibu Point, Malibu, Los Angeles County, California

Malibu Point is another one of Southern California’s best waves…and even though it has been cheesed out again and again by Hollywood…it still manages to captivate most surfers (except maybe the guys that have to battle it in the Malibu line-up day in and day out just to catch a few waves outside of work). [...]

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Rincon Point, Santa Barbara, California

Rincon Point, Santa Barbara, California

Rincon Point is another one of the great waves along the Coast of Southern California. Rincon can get so good on certain swells that it is sometimes considered to be one of the world’s better point breaks. Located just south of Carpentaria, in Santa Barbara County, Rincon is what you would consider a classic point [...]

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Heroins, Salt Creek, Dana Point, Orange, California

Heroins, Salt Creek, Dana Point, Orange, California

Heroins is pretty much a gadget wave…it can get good, and you can get pitted out of your gourd on the right swell, but it doesn’t break that often and really most people don’t even take the time to try and surf there unless there is a macking WNW swell in the water. The wave [...]

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Surf Break Map: San Onofre State Beach, San Diego, Orange County, California

Surf Break Map: San Onofre State Beach, San Diego, Orange County, California

Lets face it…if you live south of LAX there is probably a good chance that you paddled out at San-O at least once when you were learning how to surf. It might have been Old Man’s, it might have been Trails…but you know you were drawn to the slow forgiving surf, laid back atmosphere, and [...]

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Salt Creek, Dana Point, Orange County, California

Salt Creek, Dana Point, Orange County, California

I think if you went back to a lot of the 1980’s surf mags and sorted through all of the photos, Salt Creek would be one of the top 10 most photographed surf spots. At the same time you probably wouldn’t see a lot of photos crediting that they shot the little hollow-barrel-slash-closeout covershot at [...]

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Gravels, Salt Creek, Dana Point, Orange, California

Gravels, Salt Creek, Dana Point, Orange, California

Gravels is the most northern section of the more consistent Salt Creek surf area and is generally considered to be more of a bodyboard spot…or at least most of the Salt Creek surfers wish they could herd the spongers into a semi-contained area over that way. The wave at gravels is one of those classic [...]

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Middles, Salt Creek, Dana Point, Orange, California

Middles, Salt Creek, Dana Point, Orange, California

Sometimes the sheer laziness of surfers, when it comes to naming our surf breaks, is almost embarrassing…there are a lot of breaks simply named “middles” out there. Hell if you are standing on the beach looking at the surf in between two other people you run the risk of being named middles. Oh well…not much [...]

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