Continent
North America
Country
California (USA)
Next Big City
San Francisco
Next Town
Half Moon Bay, Santa Cruz
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Toilet, Parking

Water

Type:
Small wave, Medium wave, Big wave
Hazards:
Rocks
Quality:
Clean
Best Tide:
No information

Real, excellent waves. Big surf. There are a few small rocks in the impact zone. There are more rocks in the surf zone to the North. Waddell is a good place to watch (good competition venue) since the action is up close.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Big
Hazards:
None
Beach Users:
None

Long sandy beach. Lots of space.

Weather

Spring:
Normal
Summer:
Normal
Fall:
Normal
Winter:
Thick

Season: March to September. Cold water all season. 3-4mm wetsuit required. Surfing possible off season.

Wind

Best Months:
May, June, July, August, September
Wind Type:
Thermal, Frontal
Best Direction:
NW
Main Direction:
SW, WSW, W, WNW, NW

Often gets very strong winds. No wind with fog.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

From San Francisco: South on Hwy 1. Waddell Creek parking lot marked on Hwy 1.

Extra information

Rules
None

Many kitesurfers around.

Nightlife

No information