About Trails

About three miles of various beachbreak waves at the bottom of the bluffs west of trails I-5; secluded by San Diego standards. The closest thing to ‘wilderness’ in these parts. Trails 6 and 4 offer up the best prospect for favorable waves. Needs peaky SW swells with lower tides; can’t handle any size.

Continue south along Basilone Road past the nuclear generating station to the entrance to the Campground/RV park. The hike down the bluffs keeps the crowds down. Surrounded inland and to the south by the Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base, where several miles of publicly inaccessible beachbreak keep military surfers happy.

User Rating
Stormrider Guide for Trails
  • Mid Tide Only Mid Tide Only
  • Peaky Beachbreak Peaky Beachbreak
  • Sand Sand
  • S - W S - W
  • North Easterly North Easterly
  • 6 1 Swell Range 1 - 6ft

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

Photos & Videos