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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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 Oxnard Shores

USA, California, Ventura

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 34° 11.397' N
Longitude: 119° 14.677' W

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Just Exist Victoria Ave in Ventura, go south, and turn right on 5th Street. Oxnard Shores is right at the end of 5th, Going down several miles.

English (Translate this text in English): Just Exist Victoria Ave in Ventura, go south, and turn right on 5th Street. Oxnard Shores is right at the end of 5th, Going down several miles.

English (Translate this text in English): Just Exist Victoria Ave in Ventura, go south, and turn right on 5th Street. Oxnard Shores is right at the end of 5th, Going down several miles.

English (Translate this text in English): Just Exist Victoria Ave in Ventura, go south, and turn right on 5th Street. Oxnard Shores is right at the end of 5th, Going down several miles.

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

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyDon't know

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerOrdinary

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionWest, SouthWest, South

Good wind directionEast

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+

Best tide positionLow and mid tide

Best tide movementRising tide

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow

 Additional Information

There is absolutely no question that Oxnard Shores picks up a south swell bigger and often better than any other spot in Ventura County. When a summer-fall south swell mixes with a slight NW swell, the result is a series of hollow, A-frame bowls spanning the entire beach. It's not unusual to see the barrels spittin'. It's best at low or medium-low tide. Sometimes at high tide the waves under 5 feet back down because the sandbar is narrow (accounting for the quick pitch and rapid jacking up nature of the place) and there is deep water between the bar and the beach. It's the hollowest, south wave in Ventura County. Be prepared to get worked regardless of the size. It breaks hard, or it does not break! A weird thing is, that durring the summer, the Silver Strand, located just a few miled south, goes virtually dormant, while Oxnard Shores comes alive. During recent years, many new huge beach mansions have filled in the vacant beach lots. This has seemed to keep the crowds down lately. There really is no local scene here anymore. Sometimes it's so good and there is nobody out, weird!!! It also gets huge NW swells in the winter but often it's too closed out unless there is a strong offshore Santa Anna wind. In that case, go to the "Strand" or up to Ventura Point. Oxnard often gets some early onshore winds, so I'll often just go up to Ventura Point

English (Translate this text in English): There is absolutely no question that Oxnard Shores picks up a south swell bigger and often better than any other spot in Ventura County. When a summer-fall south swell mixes with a slight NW swell, the result is a series of hollow, A-frame bowls spanning the entire beach. It's not unusual to see the barrels spittin'. It's best at low or medium-low tide. Sometimes at high tide the waves under 5 feet back down because the sandbar is narrow (accounting for the quick pitch and rapid jacking up nature of the place) and there is deep water between the bar and the beach. It's the hollowest, south wave in Ventura County. Be prepared to get worked regardless of the size. It breaks hard, or it does not break! A weird thing is, that durring the summer, the Silver Strand, located just a few miled south, goes virtually dormant, while Oxnard Shores comes alive. During recent years, many new huge beach mansions have filled in the vacant beach lots. This has seemed to keep the crowds down lately. There really is no local scene here anymore. Sometimes it's so good and there is nobody out, weird!!! It also gets huge NW swells in the winter but often it's too closed out unless there is a strong offshore Santa Anna wind. In that case, go to the "Strand" or up to Ventura Point. Oxnard often gets some early onshore winds, so I'll often just go up to Ventura Point

English (Translate this text in English): There is absolutely no question that Oxnard Shores picks up a south swell bigger and often better than any other spot in Ventura County. When a summer-fall south swell mixes with a slight NW swell, the result is a series of hollow, A-frame bowls spanning the entire beach. It's not unusual to see the barrels spittin'. It's best at low or medium-low tide. Sometimes at high tide the waves under 5 feet back down because the sandbar is narrow (accounting for the quick pitch and rapid jacking up nature of the place) and there is deep water between the bar and the beach. It's the hollowest, south wave in Ventura County. Be prepared to get worked regardless of the size. It breaks hard, or it does not break! A weird thing is, that durring the summer, the Silver Strand, located just a few miled south, goes virtually dormant, while Oxnard Shores comes alive. During recent years, many new huge beach mansions have filled in the vacant beach lots. This has seemed to keep the crowds down lately. There really is no local scene here anymore. Sometimes it's so good and there is nobody out, weird!!! It also gets huge NW swells in the winter but often it's too closed out unless there is a strong offshore Santa Anna wind. In that case, go to the "Strand" or up to Ventura Point. Oxnard often gets some early onshore winds, so I'll often just go up to Ventura Point

English (Translate this text in English): There is absolutely no question that Oxnard Shores picks up a south swell bigger and often better than any other spot in Ventura County. When a summer-fall south swell mixes with a slight NW swell, the result is a series of hollow, A-frame bowls spanning the entire beach. It's not unusual to see the barrels spittin'. It's best at low or medium-low tide. Sometimes at high tide the waves under 5 feet back down because the sandbar is narrow (accounting for the quick pitch and rapid jacking up nature of the place) and there is deep water between the bar and the beach. It's the hollowest, south wave in Ventura County. Be prepared to get worked regardless of the size. It breaks hard, or it does not break! A weird thing is, that durring the summer, the Silver Strand, located just a few miled south, goes virtually dormant, while Oxnard Shores comes alive. During recent years, many new huge beach mansions have filled in the vacant beach lots. This has seemed to keep the crowds down lately. There really is no local scene here anymore. Sometimes it's so good and there is nobody out, weird!!! It also gets huge NW swells in the winter but often it's too closed out unless there is a strong offshore Santa Anna wind. In that case, go to the "Strand" or up to Ventura Point. Oxnard often gets some early onshore winds, so I'll often just go up to Ventura Point

Atmosphere

Rarely anyone around. If so, find another peak. It breaks everywhere.

Try the waves near Neptune Square. Best peak there in 2001.

English (Translate this text in English): Rarely anyone around. If so, find another peak. It breaks everywhere.<br /><br />Try the waves near Neptune Square. Best peak there in 2001.

English (Translate this text in English): Rarely anyone around. If so, find another peak. It breaks everywhere.&lt;br &#47;&gt;&lt;br &#47;&gt;Try the waves near Neptune Square. Best peak there in 2001.

English (Translate this text in English): Rarely anyone around. If so, find another peak. It breaks everywhere.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Try the waves near Neptune Square. Best peak there in 2001.

General

Its good, but there are better spots nearby...

English (Translate this text in English): Its good, but there are better spots nearby...

English (Translate this text in English): Its good, but there are better spots nearby...

English (Translate this text in English): Its good, but there are better spots nearby...

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Oxnard Shores
De NBC
4 juil. 2007
July 4th swell - The swell was a little better organized the morning of the fourth.  It's alwasy great to get waves on a holiday.  the bars are still not great, and the wave was a little fat, and would back off after your first turn.  I took a thic
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Oxnard Shores
De NBC
3 juil. 2007
Any Bars? - Well there was swell in the water, and I just finished repairing my fun board, so I had to take it for a test drive in front of the house.  The wind was onshore, and the bars are not that great yet, but I definitely had the right board.
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Oxnard Shores
De pullnside
30 nov. 1999
- Water is coooold!!! Dis hawaiian not used to cold water, but my 3/2 full did the job. But my feet, hands, and head were numb!
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By bry , 27-11-2009

the valley - long time friend bryan kranz says hello

By Anonymous , 02-04-2008

trash - pick up your trash.

don't trash the beach.

don't trash the street.

don't throw your butts on the ground.


By Anonymous , 12-02-2008

its really sad - I was driving to rincon after surfing strand driving by shores, I saw a huge new development being built right by mgrath, this used to be a place where you could come and enjoy a beach all to yourself, too bad in a few years the whole place will be like the southbay or huntington. At least there is still point conception on up.

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