17th Street Boardwalk Spot Guide

About 17th Street Boardwalk

On a strong east-northeast swell, there can be a decent left at this groin.

Source: 17th Street Boardwalk Surf Guide

Ability Level

All Abilities

Beg Int Adv

Beginner to advanced

Local Vibe

Welcoming

Welcoming Intimidating

Mellow.

Crowd Factor

Moderate

Mellow Heavy

Can get crowded but usually some current when it is working so that helps

Spot Rating

Poor

Poor Perfect

Decent soft lefts offer a slightly longer wave than the typical beachbreak when it is working.

Shoulder Burn

Medium

Light Exhausting

Hard NE winds and accompanying windswells can produce strong north to south currents. If the lefts are working it will be drifty.

Water Quality

Clean

Clean Dirty

Some runoff after heavy rains but pretty good typically

Additional Information

Hazards

Strong currents and miscellaneous sea creatures.

Access

Easy access, though parking may be a problem in the summer months. Bring change for meters.

Bring Your

Shortboard, funboard, longboard, fish, sup

Seabed

sand

Best Season

Late summer, early fall, early spring

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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