Pismo BeachEdit Spot
I like it. Plenty of beach space for beginners, but good spots for experienced surfers as well. Lots of fun.
Fun waves, but can get hectic and closed out when it pumps with a winter swell. Sometimes a few people at the pier who think they own it, but generally chill atmosphere. If the pier isn't a happy place, paddle north a bit and you'll be set.
Good beach break at Pier. Peaks in a couple different places on the beach. Peaks up nicely on the south side of the pier. You can surf the north side of the pier, and once again 150 yards north of the pier.
Pismo is generally fun. Mushy waves one day, beautifully shaped waves another day. During the winter it has been known to barrel on occasion. Generally the waves will section on you, but you can catch a long ride time to time.
Surf it in the morning to avoid the wind.
Hwy 101, Exit Downtown Pismo Beach. Parking lot at the foot of the pier.
|Walk||Instant access (<5 min)|
|Direction||Right and left|
|Frequency||Regular (100 days/year)|
|Normal length||Normal (50 to 150m)|
|Good day length||Don't know|
|Swell direction||NorthWest, West, SouthWest|
|Swell size||3ft-5ft - 8ft+|
|Tide movement||Don't know|
Rips / undertow
2.64 miles away
|Bottom:||Sandy with rock|
2.82 miles away
|Direction:||Right and left|
3.89 miles away
|Bottom:||Reef (coral, sharp rocks etc.)|
|Frequency:||Regular (100 days/year)|