California Street (C Street) Spot Guide

California Street (C Street) Guide

About California Street (C Street)

Also known as Ventura Point, a very long right point with several take-off zones. Stables is on the very tip of the point, more consistent and usually bigger than the rest of the point. Fairgrounds is the outer point when the swell is under 8ft (2.5m), breaking with power and speed in front of the Ventura County Fairgrounds. Over 8ft (2.5m) and Outsides breaks on an outer reef right next to a deep paddling channel, up to 12ft (3.6m). Cobblestone and sand bottom. Insides is rather mushy but long and forgiving and can develop great big peaks with rights and a few lefts. Popular with longboarders. Very reliable spot and usually crowded. Paddling out can be difficult during swells over 6ft (2m). Can be good at all tides with all swells.

Beware of water pollution from Ventura River following rains; bad southbound currents when the swell is big. Large car park ($3 fee) fronting the break.

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  • Stormrider Guide for California Street (C Street)
  • All Tides All Tides
  • Right-hand Pointbreak Right-hand Pointbreak
  • Sand Sand
  • S - NW S - NW
  • North Easterly North Easterly
  • 12 1 Swell Range 1 - 12ft

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview