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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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By Vlad Drac
Potential that usually goes nowhere - This beach was closed for a week following a shark sighting. It's perpetually closed out (except for the 1998 El Nino and subsequent runoff flow/sedimentation buildup, when it actually FIRED). Math? Look for the next "kid," beyond that, grap a photog and get shots of yourself pulling into picturesque 2-foot closeouts. Oh, if only there was sand buildup...the potential.
yanks - surf a real break yanks com to aus and surf icyclops if u dare later
Its not St Annes - St. Annes is three miles south. whoops
Avila? - I have paddled out to this location and have never seen it good for anything but closeout shitty short slammers, lived and surfed here 32 years, someone testify I love a good story as much as anyone. Great beach for summertime honeys though! Peace
epic - for anyone who says avila has no surf ( HAHAHAA ) i just got back from scoring this place like no other. True it does take quite a big swell but its heaven for bodyboarding, glassy big closeout barrels. Takes balls to paddle out cause it only breaks when its big. Also the hills surrounding the place keeps it glassy all daywhich kicks ass!
the jetty - the jetty is there....and people surf out there (not the "south jetty" at morro).. .. theres a left... im not sayin anymore....ive already said everything
- Sponger: menstration will definately NOT attract skarks. That is pretty cool that yove gotten barrels. I have never gotten any waves at Avila but I only go during summer. Back when my mom was in highschool and lived in the area she surfed at avila, south of where the life guards stands are. Back then though they only had longboards.Avila is a good place for boogie boarding and swimming, however I would suggest suring at Pismo. That is where I learned.
By Sponger Shawn
Why not? - It breaks often. Since Avila is at the mouth a small creek, has a pier, and is also at the outlet of a canyon, it definately pumps in the winter, and is offshore quite often. It is nice cause you can see when and how big the swell is that you might take because it runs along the edge of the pier. You judge how big the set is and the size of the waves. If you want you can even jump off of the pier into the water. It breaks pretty shallow on the sand so I keep waiting for the day when someone will break their neck. I have got so many huge hollow close out barrels it isn't even funny. I mean they are perfect. You can ride right under the lip into the oncoming foam ball. Your buddy can take off south of you, go north, and then laugh at each other as you are barreled and about to slam into each other. Quite fun. Do surf it when you get the chance. Unfortunately, there was a lady killed off of the pier a year or so ago by a great white shark. No talks about it, but my theory was that she was menstrating and the blood attracted the shark. What do you think? Is that crazy or a pretty good theory? Also, if the rest of the central coast is closed out, go to Avila pier for a surf...it will be clean and not too big.
gnarley loc - wow the guy below is a complete idiot.
Colin Sturgelllo - ITS CALLED ST> ANNES
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