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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Trestles

USA, California, Orange County

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximatif

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Latitude: 33° 22.967' N
Longitude: 117° 35.321' W

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From San Clemente Take 5 Fwy South, exit on cristianitos make left at stop sign, go over the freeway and make left at next stop sign. Parking lot on right hand side.follow crowed to go down.

English (Translate this text in English): From San Clemente Take 5 Fwy South, exit on cristianitos make left at stop sign, go over the freeway and make left at next stop sign. Parking lot on right hand side.follow crowed to go down.

English (Translate this text in English): From San Clemente Take 5 Fwy South, exit on cristianitos make left at stop sign, go over the freeway and make left at next stop sign. Parking lot on right hand side.follow crowed to go down.

English (Translate this text in English): From San Clemente Take 5 Fwy South, exit on cristianitos make left at stop sign, go over the freeway and make left at next stop sign. Parking lot on right hand side.follow crowed to go down.

DistanceTake a car

WalkGood walk (15-30 mn)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name lower trestles

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityWorld Class

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyDon't know

Wave

TypePoint-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy with rock

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful

Normal lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Good day lengthVery Long (300 to 500 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorth, NorthWest, West, SouthWest, South

Good wind directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft

Best tide positionMid tide

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdUltra crowded

Week-end crowdUltra crowded

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Dangers

- Urchins
- Localism

 Additional Information

Don't go there with the idea to get a lot of wave and to snake people or you'll get yourself killed. Very nice crowed, very local . "be cool and they'll be cool". Surf the inside first and make you're way to the point after a few days.

English (Translate this text in English): Don't go there with the idea to get a lot of wave and to snake people or you'll get yourself killed. Very nice crowed, very local . "be cool and they'll be cool". Surf the inside first and make you're way to the point after a few days.

English (Translate this text in English): Don't go there with the idea to get a lot of wave and to snake people or you'll get yourself killed. Very nice crowed, very local . "be cool and they'll be cool". Surf the inside first and make you're way to the point after a few days.

English (Translate this text in English): Don't go there with the idea to get a lot of wave and to snake people or you'll get yourself killed. Very nice crowed, very local . "be cool and they'll be cool". Surf the inside first and make you're way to the point after a few days.

Atmosphere

This spot is the greatest plan on going there early surf, barbecue, surf and leave. Very crowded spot but there is lot's of other spots at walking distance. Churche's, Middles, Uppers, Cotton's.

English (Translate this text in English): This spot is the greatest plan on going there early surf, barbecue, surf and leave. Very crowded spot but there is lot's of other spots at walking distance. Churche's, Middles, Uppers, Cotton's.

English (Translate this text in English): This spot is the greatest plan on going there early surf, barbecue, surf and leave. Very crowded spot but there is lot's of other spots at walking distance. Churche's, Middles, Uppers, Cotton's.

English (Translate this text in English): This spot is the greatest plan on going there early surf, barbecue, surf and leave. Very crowded spot but there is lot's of other spots at walking distance. Churche's, Middles, Uppers, Cotton's.

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Lower trestles
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Trestles
By pullnside
Oct 8, 2008
- This wave is really fun. Its like a skate park. the lip is so buttery just asking to get smacked!
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Trestles
By DrC123
Aug 22, 2008
I've been working on the railroad - 4:30 AM the alarm goes off ... knock it off the nightstand... it goes off again, pick it up and drop it on the floor, finally turn it off but Destruct'o my daughters 15 pound Himalayan is now awake, jumps up on the bed and sticks its paw in my
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Trestles
By Pooface
May 20, 2007
Not to Big - No swell, Trestles was the only hope
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Trestles
By Pooface
May 20, 2007
Swell is dying - Not as good as Fri
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Trip: Hot August nights ...
By DrC123
From Aug 17, 2007 to Aug 17, 2007
Hot August nights and the summertime blues ... no decent swell in SOCAL since July however things usually pick up by September.  "Well thank you all very much" ... here are a couple of recent exceptions. Can you nose ride
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Trip: San Diego
By Pooface
From Jan 18, 2007 to Jan 21, 2007
Fun little trip to San Diego. Bad waves at home, good waves in San Diego.
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By Anonymous , 17-06-2010

OC My Ass - This spot is in San Diego. Lowers is in SD uppers is in OC. Churches is in SD. Get your shit together wannasurf. San Diego has way more spots than OC, sorry, but pretend I didn't say that, that way all the LA and OC goons can keep surfing crappy waves.

By Jono , 02-05-2009

no yanks - Hey all aussies. Stop telling them how good Australia is. They will all come over here. noooooooo

By Anonymous , 27-12-2008

advanced ?? - i really dont see how this is fo experianced surfers ive seen beginers surfin here.

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