Ventura Point

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This place picks up almost everything, but can get windy.
Nice but cold!! (I'm not native to Californian sea temp!)Watch the high tides when you surf here. When it gets above 4 feet the entry or exit can be very rocky and difficult to manage.

Pipes is a powerful, fast barrelling wave--move down the point for more gentle rollers.
Great spot, great surfers of all abilities, but packed in summer. Waves average around 4-6 ft. Not a summer wave, best in winter.

Additional Info:
There are really two separate points here, one in front of the bathrooms--easy, slower right and shorter left, and Pipes, at the top, where you can usually spot a few pros
The surf is best before 11 AM and after 5PM when the wind is offshore. Outside these time the wind can be strong onshore and really makes the paddle out an effort. Paddle out from the north and you miss most of the big breaks coming out and within 5 mins the current will put you on top of the action.


Go stright to the beach from Ventura, drive about 2 mins north until you get to Ventura Point

WalkInstant access (<5 min)
Public accessYes
4x4 requiredUnknown
Boat requiredUnknown
Wave Characteristics
TypePoint break
DirectionRight and left
BottomFlat rocks with sand
PowerPowerful, Fun
FrequencyVery consistent (150+ days/year)
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthExceptional (>500m)
Ideal Conditions
Wind directionNorth, NorthWest, NorthEast
Swell directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest
Swell sizeLess than 3ft - 16ft and over
TideAll tides
Tide movementRising and falling tides
WeekendUltra crowded

Rocks, Localism



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