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Great spot from elementary school


Additional Info:
South end of Sunset Cliffs Blvd. public parking


Inside Chasms on the southside of the chasm itself. Breaks only between high and low tide. Either going up or going down. Must be a BIG! day outside. Was named Pianos because when the wave breaks the eel grass gets sucked up the face and looks like keyboard of a player piano doing it's thing.
The bottom of the wave is maybe 6 inches deep ontop of the sandstone reef below. Best ridden by goofyfoot kids on a little Jeff Chig style fish. No bottom turn. Need a 1 stroke take off over the edge of the reef where it drops off to the sandy bottom of the channel and jam across the top half face of the shoulder. No cutbacks. Quick steepwater ride then kick out and glide down the backside. Barrels happen but you don't get out. You have to dive off prone, straight down the line or land on the reef (Preferably feet first).
Paddle out in the rip of the chasm maybe 45 Yds. Turn left over reef again and you're picking off another one. Great spot on epic days outside and big crowds of talented surfers. You get in alot of stand up time.

WalkGood walk (15-30 min)
Public accessYes
4x4 requiredUnknown
Boat requiredUnknown
Wave Characteristics
TypeReef (rocky)
DirectionRight and left
BottomFlat rocks with sand
PowerHollow, Fast, Fun
FrequencySometimes breaks (50 days/year)
Normal lengthShort (<50m)
Good day lengthShort (<50m)
Ideal Conditions
Wind directionEast
Swell directionNorth, NorthWest, West, SouthWest, South, SouthEast, East, NorthEast
Swell size6ft-8ft - 6ft+
TideDon't know
Tide movementFalling tide

Rocks, Localism



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