About Pleasure Point

One of the most famous and popular spots in California due to its reliability, expanse, and frequent good shape, groomed as the place is by forests of kelp. Several take-off spots, the first being Sewer Peak, a top-to-bottom barrel over a rock shelf. The lefts can be decent, but the rights are generally cleaner and longer. Heavily surfed by excellent shortboarders. Best with S and W swells and low tide.
Next comes First Peak, a utility spot. A quality righthander, very predictable and very crowded, because it is surfable on a variety of swell angles and tides. Fun on a big day when it’s makeable all the way through to Insides.
Moving further down the point, there’s Second Peak, less of a peak and more of a lined-up wall than First Peak. Not as stellar, but it does have its day. Popular with the grommet pack.
Directly out in front of Jack O’Neill’s house is Insides (aka, Middle Peak), a mushy reef peak occupied with longboarder cruisers and beginners. Some rocks on the inside; best with lower mid tides to minimize backwash but choked with kelp on bigger lows.

As the name implies, it is a pleasure to surf here, if you don’t mind crowds. There is parking at the top of the point, where you can view the whole mile-long set-up.

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Stormrider Guide for Pleasure Point
  • Low to Mid Tide Low to Mid Tide
  • Right-hand Pointbreak Right-hand Pointbreak
  • Uneven Reef and Sand Uneven Reef and Sand
  • S - NW S - NW
  • Northerly Northerly
  • 12 2 Swell Range 2 - 12ft

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