Racing the Emerald Curtain
Flanked by the Channel Islands Harbor south jetty and the Port Hueneme north jetty, this popular mile-long stretch of powerful beachbreak is often seen (but not identified) in surf magazines and videos. Always gets some kind of surf with epic barrels during the wintertime, it takes a S nicely too.
Site of nasty localism in years past; beware of potentially sour attitudes in and out of the water. Runoff pollution after rain. Access is via Ocean Drive in Oxnard. Due to history of auto vandalism, park strategically.