Upper Trestles

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I like Uppers because you still get the Trestles experience and quality, but you will have a more mellow crowd and see more waves. Also, you save yourself the longer walk to Lowers, which feels great after a long session!

Additional Info:
This place gets swell year round, but is characterized as a winter time spot, while Lowers is the summer time spot of Trestles. The wave at Uppers is super fun and since there are a few peaks the crowd spreads out better than at Lowers. Overall, not as good as Lowers, but still far better than most spots in the area.


Easy. Exit Christianitos from the 5, turn left if you are driving on the 5 South or turn right if you are driving on the 5 North. Take the first left and park along the street or inside the first parking lot. Walk down the trail and you are at the northern end of Uppers!

WalkGood walk (15-30 min)
Public accessYes
4x4 requiredUnknown
Boat requiredUnknown
Wave Characteristics
TypeReef (rocky)
DirectionRight and left
BottomFlat rocks with sand
PowerFast, Fun
FrequencyVery consistent (150+ days/year)
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300m)
Ideal Conditions
Wind directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast
Swell directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest
Swell sizeLess than 3ft - 10ft+
TideLow and mid tide
Tide movementRising and falling tides



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