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I ride both longboards and shortboards depending mostly on the type of day it is. At this particular spot I am a fan of the longboard. Both longboarders and shortboarders are found at this spot so you may feel different! But if you are going to catch this place during the summertime I highly recommend a longboard. During the fall and winter seasons either will work great! And during the Spring don't even waste your time comming out because it will be so blown out that you will think the ocean is white from all the white caps that you will be seeing.

On just the right day during the fall at A-beach you can see some of the most beautiful sunsets during an evening session. Along with wave faces ranging anywhere from 5-10ft. with a 13-19 sec. period and also beautiful breaking A-frames. But this is if you catch the swell on just the right day...(It is not like this everyday!!!)

Additional Info:
There is available parking anywhere along the beach sides near residential houses. A-Beach is a nickname to locals because of it being Atascadero Beach and it's amazing A-frames that break during the winter time. It can be surfed year round but mostly recomended to the more advanced surfers during the fall/winter time.


A-Beach is located on the Central Coast of California. The surf spot is located North of Morro Bay at the last intersection before leaving the town headed toward Cayucos. While you are driving on PCH (Pacific Coast Highway) also known as the 1. It is at the intersection of a street called Yerba Buena. If coming south turn left, if coming north turn right. Then the beach is right in front of you can't miss it.

WalkInstant access (<5 min)
Public accessYes
4x4 requiredUnknown
Boat requiredUnknown
Wave Characteristics
TypeBeach break
DirectionRight and left
BottomSandy with rock
PowerOrdinary, Fun
FrequencyRegular (100 days/year)
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300m)
Ideal Conditions
Wind directionSouth
Swell directionNorth, NorthWest, West, SouthWest, South
Swell size3ft-5ft - 10ft+
TideAll tides
Tide movementRising and falling tides
WeekendFew surfers

Rips / undertow, Rocks, Sharks



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