About Crash Boat

Yet another super-fickle-yet-magical wave, Crash Boat is a happy accident, as they say: a sand-bottomed right created by rusting navy docks that halfway sank into the sand and ended up creating a killer bank. The wave comes in from pretty deep water and bends in and rolls all the way into shore.

Source: Crash Boat Surf Guide

Ability Level

Intermediate - advanced

Beg Int Adv

Intermediate to advanced

Local Vibe


Welcoming Intimidating

Ever been stink-eyed by a sponger? Prepare yourself.

Crowd Factor


Mellow Heavy

If it is breaking there are people there.

Spot Rating


Poor Perfect

Fun little wave just down from Gas Chambers. Normally more of a novelty unless there is a big northwest swell.

Shoulder Burn


Light Exhausting

Not bad at all.

Water Quality


Clean Dirty

Trash on the beach.

Additional Information


Local spongers.


Plenty of signs when you get close on the 107 to show you where to turn.

Bring Your

Shortboard, funboard, longboard, fish, bodyboard



Best Season

Late summer and fall for tropical cyclone swells but late fall through early spring for consistency.

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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