Linda Mar

Pacifica, California 94044

Linda Mar

Linda Mar Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This is a mostly west-facing beach in Pacifica. Linda Mar is a mile-long stretch of beach just north of Pedro Point. It’s a very picturesque area and somewhat protected from the wind. The break here is usually fairly forgiving, and on a nice weekend it can attract a fair number of novice surfers.

However, Linda Mar can also produce a fun and challenging wave with a bigger swell. The outer peaks tend to be the best shaped and often produce the longest rides."

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At any one time Linda Mar may have a dozen peaks, all or most of which are closing out. Trying to find a shoulder that is holding up is the trick. If there's a good swell in the water (15-18 second periods) go to Santa Cruz unless the height is very small. Actually Linda Mar often does better with wind swell. Linda Mar does often get offshore conditions when the south winds are blowing. The usual call is Linda Mar, crappy swell, high tide, south winds--then there's a chance it's surfable.

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Easy to Difficult
Skill Level
Waist high to slightly overhead
Best Wave Size
Sand and rock
Beach break and outside lefts and rights
Type Of Break
Longboard, funshape
Best Boards
Shore pound on a big day
Low and incoming
Best Tides
West, north, northwest
Best Swell Direction
Fall, winter, spring
Best Seasons

Activity Feed

Dec 2018