This deep-water left is rocky, bumpy, mushy, huge, powerful, long, and mean. It holds swells as big as the biggest Mavericks, which says a lot about Humboldt's most popular big-wave spot. Winter-only, Patricks is sheltered from S winds. Although definitely not a user-friendly place, it's very beautiful. Waves slam into the outer boils and rumble on through more boulders to the inside, where a potent peak exists: Agate Beach, which is a sandbar with a few lethal submerged boulders of its own. Very hollow and steep, Agate snaps boards like toothpicks. A winter break, it's good during low tides, SE winds, and larger W swells.
Nice camping available in the park.