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Sunset Point, Pacific Palisades, CA

La County - Point Break

Sunset Point, Pacific Palisades, CA

Surfista's Guide to Sunset Point, Pacific Palisades, CA

Hello Surfistas, and welcome to Sunset Point in the beautiful Pacific Palisades, CA! This spot offers a unique experience for beginner surfers looking to catch some waves in a stunning setting. Let's get you prepared and ready to ride those waves!

Sunset Point, Pacific Palisades, CA

Recommended Surfboards:
For beginners at Sunset Point, we suggest longboards, around 8 feet or longer, and foamies. These boards provide stability and are perfect for mastering the waves here.

You'll find street parking available along Pacific Coast Highway (PCH), but during busy times, you might need to park a bit farther down the road. There's also a paid parking lot next to Gladstones for convenience.

Surf Break Type:
Sunset Point is known for its point break. This means waves peel along the point, providing consistent and often perfect waves.

Beginner-Friendly Conditions:
Sunset Point offers conditions that are generally beginner-friendly. However, it's recommended not to go during high tide, as it can make it a bit challenging to get in and out of the water. Opt for any tide below 3 feet for an easier experience.

Ideal Tide:
For a smoother entry and exit, aim for tides below 3 feet. At higher tides, you can enter from the southern point of Sunset, but keep in mind that waves may break closer to the rocks.

Sunset Point has a more natural setting, so be prepared:
No Showers or Bathrooms: There's a porta potty available, but no permanent facilities.

Footwear Recommendation:
Given the rocky nature of the break, we highly recommend wearing booties for added foot protection.

Sunset Point tends to be less crowded than some other spots in Southern California. It can get busy on good days during the summer and weekends. However, it's always a good idea to be mindful of other surfers and enjoy the serene setting.

Additional Tips:
Respect the Environment: Sunset Point is a beautiful natural area, so please keep it clean and respect the environment.

Safety First: Always prioritize safety and be cautious of rocks and waves during entry and exit.

Now, grab your board, put on your booties, and let's ride those waves at Sunset Point, Pacific Palisades, CA! 🌊🏄‍♀️🏄‍♂️

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