About Lunada Bay

L.A.'s localized, premier big-wave spot, Lunada Bay takes NW and W winter swells up to 20-feet and pitches a beautiful, walled right that takes you through a boiling, boulder-riddled lineup. With more N in the swell, a few daredevils will raise the stakes by taking off at a spot called Truck Drivers, a few hundred yards behind the main peak. Another lovely facet is the rip -- on large swells it pulls you toward the pocket and the rocks. The place really doesn't wake up until it's over six-feet.

Source: Lunada Bay Surf Guide

Ability Level

Advanced

Beg Int Adv

Advanced

Local Vibe

Intimidating

Welcoming Intimidating

Historically one of the most localized spots in California. Enter at your own risk.

Crowd Factor

Mellow

Mellow Heavy

Hey, how come hardly anyone's out there?

Spot Rating

Perfect

Poor Perfect

Perfection you can look at but not touch.

Shoulder Burn

Exhausting

Light Exhausting

Starts working when it's overhead and the rip takes you into the pit/rocks.

Water Quality

Fair

Clean Dirty

Relatively clean considering proximity to LA.

Additional Information

Hazards

Drowning, getting pushed into the rocks, walking down the trail with locals throwing rocks down on you, etc.

Access

Off Paseo Lunado and down the cliff.

Bring Your

Shortboard, gun

Seabed

Sand

Best Season

November-February

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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