About Jack's

On big winter swells and the occasional macking S swell, 38th transforms into a world-class wave. On the biggest swells, it is possible to ride a wave from First Peak Pleasure Point all the way through 38th Avenue.

Source: Jack's Surf Guide

Ability Level

Beginner - intermediate

Beg Int Adv

Beginner-Intermediate

Local Vibe

Doable

Welcoming Intimidating

Very edgy, especially when it's good.

Crowd Factor

Heavy

Mellow Heavy

Very crowded. This place is extremely popular with everyone. Mid-week is the best call.

Spot Rating

Perfect

Poor Perfect

Quite good.

Shoulder Burn

Medium

Light Exhausting

Minimal to moderate depending on size.

Water Quality

Clean

Clean Dirty

Minimal. It used to be bad at Sewer Peak but no longer.

Additional Information

Hazards

Longboarder, kelp, long lulls, angry flesh eating sea otters, crowds, surfers with tattoos and bald heads.

Access

Ask any local, access here is too easy. Just pull up to the cliff and park, then scramble down the numerous stairways.

Bring Your

Shortboard, funboard, longboard, fish

Seabed

Rock-reef, sand, kelp

Best Season

January-December

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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