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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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ake HIGHWAY 8 WEST all the way TO SUNSET CLIFFS BLVD. STAY ON SUNSET CLIFFS BLVD. AND TAKE A RIGHT AT NEWPORT STREET. GO WEST 3 BLOCKS TO OB. Once there, find the water and you're on your way.

English (Translate this text in English): ake HIGHWAY 8 WEST all the way TO SUNSET CLIFFS BLVD. STAY ON SUNSET CLIFFS BLVD. AND TAKE A RIGHT AT NEWPORT STREET. GO WEST 3 BLOCKS TO OB. Once there, find the water and you're on your way.

English (Translate this text in English): ake HIGHWAY 8 WEST all the way TO SUNSET CLIFFS BLVD. STAY ON SUNSET CLIFFS BLVD. AND TAKE A RIGHT AT NEWPORT STREET. GO WEST 3 BLOCKS TO OB. Once there, find the water and you're on your way.

English (Translate this text in English): ake HIGHWAY 8 WEST all the way TO SUNSET CLIFFS BLVD. STAY ON SUNSET CLIFFS BLVD. AND TAKE A RIGHT AT NEWPORT STREET. GO WEST 3 BLOCKS TO OB. Once there, find the water and you're on your way.

DistanceIn the city

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerFast, Powerful, Ordinary

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthWest, South

Good wind direction

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdCrowded

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow
- Localism

 Additional Information

There are three main breaks that are good. One is NORTH JETTY, AT THE NORTH END OF THE BEACH, AVALANCH JETTY IS IN THE CENTER IF THE BEACH OFF BRIGHTON STREET AND THE NORTH AND SOUTH SIDE OF THE OCEAN BEACH PIER.

There are parking lot's reserved for surfers, outdoor showers, a restroom, and a few restaurants and surfshops all in walking distance.

English (Translate this text in English): There are three main breaks that are good. One is NORTH JETTY, AT THE NORTH END OF THE BEACH, AVALANCH JETTY IS IN THE CENTER IF THE BEACH OFF BRIGHTON STREET AND THE NORTH AND SOUTH SIDE OF THE OCEAN BEACH PIER.<br /><br />There are parking lot's reserved for surfers, outdoor showers, a restroom, and a few restaurants and surfshops all in walking distance.

English (Translate this text in English): There are three main breaks that are good. One is NORTH JETTY, AT THE NORTH END OF THE BEACH, AVALANCH JETTY IS IN THE CENTER IF THE BEACH OFF BRIGHTON STREET AND THE NORTH AND SOUTH SIDE OF THE OCEAN BEACH PIER.&lt;br &#47;&gt;&lt;br &#47;&gt;There are parking lot's reserved for surfers, outdoor showers, a restroom, and a few restaurants and surfshops all in walking distance.

English (Translate this text in English): There are three main breaks that are good. One is NORTH JETTY, AT THE NORTH END OF THE BEACH, AVALANCH JETTY IS IN THE CENTER IF THE BEACH OFF BRIGHTON STREET AND THE NORTH AND SOUTH SIDE OF THE OCEAN BEACH PIER.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;There are parking lot's reserved for surfers, outdoor showers, a restroom, and a few restaurants and surfshops all in walking distance.

Atmosphere

The best time to come out is when it's about a 3-5 ft swell, without a storm nearby. The rips too strong when it's stormy. But during epic conditions, barrels can be found by the jetti. Other than that, it's a consistant lefty, that's a nice ride, and doesn't dump over as fast as most beach breaks.

English (Translate this text in English): The best time to come out is when it's about a 3-5 ft swell, without a storm nearby. The rips too strong when it's stormy. But during epic conditions, barrels can be found by the jetti. Other than that, it's a consistant lefty, that's a nice ride, and doesn't dump over as fast as most beach breaks.

English (Translate this text in English): The best time to come out is when it's about a 3-5 ft swell, without a storm nearby. The rips too strong when it's stormy. But during epic conditions, barrels can be found by the jetti. Other than that, it's a consistant lefty, that's a nice ride, and doesn't dump over as fast as most beach breaks.

English (Translate this text in English): The best time to come out is when it's about a 3-5 ft swell, without a storm nearby. The rips too strong when it's stormy. But during epic conditions, barrels can be found by the jetti. Other than that, it's a consistant lefty, that's a nice ride, and doesn't dump over as fast as most beach breaks.

General

In general, a fun place to surf. Friendly locals that like to chat.
This spot is a fun wave but has a tendancy to kind of close out. There is occasionly alot of peple out. If you're risky you can try to surf through the pier. There is a small area for surfing but just walk down to dog beach and you can surf there.

English (Translate this text in English): In general, a fun place to surf. Friendly locals that like to chat.<br />This spot is a fun wave but has a tendancy to kind of close out. There is occasionly alot of peple out. If you're risky you can try to surf through the pier. There is a small area for surfing but just walk down to dog beach and you can surf there.

English (Translate this text in English): In general, a fun place to surf. Friendly locals that like to chat.&lt;br &#47;&gt;This spot is a fun wave but has a tendancy to kind of close out. There is occasionly alot of peple out. If you're risky you can try to surf through the pier. There is a small area for surfing but just walk down to dog beach and you can surf there.

English (Translate this text in English): In general, a fun place to surf. Friendly locals that like to chat.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;This spot is a fun wave but has a tendancy to kind of close out. There is occasionly alot of peple out. If you're risky you can try to surf through the pier. There is a small area for surfing but just walk down to dog beach and you can surf there.

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O.B.
By SQG
Nov 4, 2007
FUN FUN - Went to the OB jetty this morning after checking out the cliffs.  There was a little to much tide for the cliffs.  Checked the pier it was okay, but when I got to the jetty I saw only 2 people out and it looked fun.  Paddled out and on
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O.B.
By SoCaliSurfer
Jul 4, 2005
4th of July -
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OB pier
By Snakfish
Jul 1, 2004
Greatest Wave - This is the wave I first learned on and stuck with during my time living in San Diego... yes, I moved up and down the coast, but when I got off work... here is where I ended up... broke my board hitting the pier a few times... put some stress fractur
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By SAAWWEEEEEEET!!!!! , 29-04-2009

Pipeline comes to O.B.!!! - Hey Moderator,

ya might "wannacheck" this board, somebody snuck in 3 pix of Pipeline on 4/20. Somebody must've been hittin' the bong that day (4/20, get it???)

Anyways, let me be the first to clue you in...OB is no Pipeline.

By Anonymous , 24-12-2006

over the falls - watch out when taking off on a huge wave here. last year i bailed and got sucked over the falls and nailed my head on the bottom.

By Anonymous , 27-11-2006

hmm - ob is the shit, but the surf aint too good. the jetty goes off if you're a good surfer, but whenever its good it will be PACKED and the takeoff is small. try surfing when the swells are huge and clean and head to the south side of the pier towards sunset cliffs. sometimes in the early am u can get good beachbreak days near the pier. crowded spot though, del mar , la jolla, and IB much more fun.

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