Blacks Beach Reef and Surf
The underlying portions of Blacks Beach is
mostly consisted of sand formations that create it's great
A-Frame shape. There are not any major reef formations under
the actual break which aids in the comfort of surfing this
extremely fast, hollow, and shallow wave.
Tide: Low to Medium.
Swell Directing: Northwest, West and Southwest swells
can set Blacks Beach on fire.
Winds: No wind is best but if any, a East wind will do
Size: Blacks will start breaking at about 3 feet and
will hold it's size till about 15 feet in size.
Months to Catch it Going Off: Blacks Beach can be surfed
year around but the Winter months are best for shape an
Finding some power
The surf at Blacks Beach
is very unique to California because of it's power and
ability to create such awesome barrels. The reason the waves
have so much power is because of the extreme increase in the
shelf under water just outside of standard inclination of
the coastline. This extreme increase causes the waves to
jack up and have more power and pitch then some other surf
spots along the California coastline.
Blacks showing some size
Because of the power that
Blacks Beach provides, this surf spot should not be
attempted by beginners or even some intermediate surfers.
Blacks Beach offers a wave that requires wave knowledge and
years of surfing experience to surf correctly.
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