Torrey Pines Reef and Surf
The underlying portion of
Torrey Pines surf spot is mostly consisted of sand and a few
rocks here and there. Due to the erosion of the cliffs that
line the beach, the reefs and rocks under the water are
often covered up by sand and dirt that enters the water.
Watch for a few odd rocks here and there but for the most
part, feel pretty confident about what's going on underneath
Tide: Low to Medium tides.
Swell Directing: Torrey Pines tends to take both SW and
NW the best.
Winds: No wind is best but if any, a East wind will do
Size: Anywhere from 2 - 6 feet.
Months to Catch it Going Off: Summer and throughout the Winter months.
Pines has some of the best waves for a beach break in the
San Diego area. In fact, on a good swell, the River mouth at
Torrey Pines can produce perfect, A-Frame waves that peel
and rip for what seems like forever. The rest of the beach
has awesome peaks and sections to ride but it's just a
matter of finding the right wave to suit your needs. You'll
see good things from Torrey Pines in both the summer and
winter seasons due to the fact that it's angle is open to
many different types of swell directions.
When surfing the River mouth, make sure to not surf this
area too soon after a storm due to the fact that a lot of
run off and pollution might enter the water at this point.
If you do decide to surf here after or during a storm, make
sure you're up to date on your shots!
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