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Latitude: 34° 19.289' N
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From Pasadena take 210 west to 134 west to 101 north. Drive for ~70 miles until you get to Ventura. Stay on 101 through Ventura and exit at State Beaches/Solimar-Faria/West PCH exit which is the next exit from 101 after you pass Ventura. The exit ramp bears to the left and goes through a tunnel under the freeway. Zero out the odometer as you exit the tunnel. Drive north on PCH for 3 miles. At the 3.1 mile mark there will be houses on your left (ocean side). At the 3.4 mile mark you will come to a clearing between two groups of front-row beach homes. That's Mondo's and there is no sign that says so. You will see a lot of surfers in the bay. Park in the dirt parking lot on the right and watch for a steep curb drop-off if your car has low clearance. Also watch for traffic while crossing the PCH to get to the beach. The parking lot is adjacent to the railroad tracks, trains come thundering quite close. NOTE: There are no public toilets on this beach. You can use a port-a-potty the side of the road by Emma Wood State Beach as you come out of the tunnel, or use the ones to the north of Mondo's.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name Lower Mondos
DirectionRight and left
BottomSandy with rock
Normal lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good day lengthVery Long (300 to 500 m)
Good swell direction
Good wind direction
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+
Best tide positionMid tide
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week crowdFew surfers
Week-end crowdUltra crowded
This surf spot (Mondos) is legendary for three reasons: 1. Awesome, consistent, rolling waves with a beginner-friendly atmosphere. 2. Awesome, consistent, rolling waves with a beginner-friendly atmosphere. 3. Awesome, consistent, rolling waves with a beginner-friendly atmosphere.
There is no doubt... Mondos is the best place in Ventura for beginner surfing. I personally have a 5 year plan of just mastering walking my longboard until I can toe the nose. Mondos is so much fun... so much consistency, no harsh waves, so bliss...
This is the supposed "secrect spot" but in reality everyone knows about this surf spot. The Best Spot to learn to surf in the world. For a more advanced surfer who is just looking for a relaxing way to catch a lot of fun little waves this is also a great place. Recently a weird sand bar has formed and there is a strong current that will push you south in a hurry if you cannot make it out quick enough
By Pt. T.Aiken , 21-01-2009
Why can't THIS neighborhood-by-the-seacliffe simply SET their Pita-bred minds 2 RECIEVE?! - I mean c'mon folks, the 1's along ocean's 13 front-estates, these ranch-style homestead's out here gotta be pickin' up a clue already. Here's them Pasadeian's Natural Progresion 4 ya:
Atari(fr:"Space Invaders" vid.games)authored THIS spot's overview.
Pasadena>Ventura Hwy.>Mondo's>Fairia's>Pitapoint's>Ocean's11,12,13,14,etc. & VOILA!!
Do some INLANDERS have 2 foreclose YOUR homes so you people could get a CLUE yet?
By Anonymous , 10-03-2008
Mondos 5 star?????? - This spot is now and will always be the spot for every flailing, falling, board - shooting, stinkbugging, Kook in the Ventura area. Notice the guy who listed it gave directions from Pasadena.
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