The Pit

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Great fun spot. Usually pretty mushy wave but on the right tide and get pretty hollow and fun. The left that comes off the rock is pretty consistent, usually have to go down the beach a little more to find a good right. Super fun place.

The Rock can get pretty big in the winter but is best in the Fall. Try to surf there in the morning time because of the wind factor and be ready to have fun. Very chill vibe, lots of nice people out on the water. Follow standard surfing etiquette and you'll have a blast out there.

Additional Info:
Just try to ride the wave as hard as you can and don't worry about it.

Usually best in the fall, though you can find rides there almost any day of the year.

During larger days you can paddle out along the Rock in power plant outlet to get out without having to duck as many waves (plus it is 5 degrees warmer). Just beware that you walk down the rocks by the fence, so watch dinging your board on the rocks, so don't do this method unless you know how to do it.


Look for a large rock (Morro Rock) in the bay and a parking lot to the right of it, right at the base of the rock. If thats where you are your within 30 feet of the water.

WalkInstant access (<5 min)
Public accessYes
4x4 requiredNo
Boat requiredYes
Wave Characteristics
TypeBeach break
DirectionRight and left
PowerFast, Ordinary, Fun, Powerless
FrequencyVery consistent (150+ days/year)
Normal lengthShort (<50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Ideal Conditions
Wind directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast
Swell directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest, South
Swell sizeLess than 3ft - 8ft+
TideLow and mid tide
Tide movementFalling tide

Rips / undertow, Sharks



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