Fairly reliable, hollow beachbreak, the best wave being the fast, thin right on the south side of the pier when the sandbar is properly shaped. Although often a close-out, can handle up to a few feet overhead with peakier swells. The lefts can get really good with summertime S swells. Blows offshore on a N wind, making the pier a popular surf spot in spring.
Shoreline structures (seawalls) appear to be threatening the surf around the Cayucos beaches. Parking nearby the break with all facilities.