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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.
DistanceIn the city
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
DirectionRight and left
PowerFast, Powerful, Ordinary
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
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
Week crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
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.
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.
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.
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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