Maverick's Surf Break
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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 83%Adventure Travelers
- 82%Budget Travelers
- 66%Local Culture
- 66%Family Travelers
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- Maverick's Surf BreakMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2
I love walking or biking the trail out to Maverick's Beach (formerly known as Microwave Beach). My favorite time to go is in bad weather, or early in the morning before the dog walkers arrive. You can walk out there, and on most tides walk to the north end of the beach and in the winter, when the conditions are right, you might be able to see modern-day heros surfing the big wave. Be warned. You don't see much from the beach. The bluff behind the beach in crumbling. But you do see big wave surfers suiting up, lashing on their leashes and paddling out into rough seas. If you want to see the wave walk the paved trail to Ross's Cove and watch from the bluff above that cove. You'll have much better views. If the lot at the end of West Point is full, park at the lot at the south end of West Point, or on the street and walk the road or the beach. Be aware that this is sensitive wildlife habitat. Lots of migrating birds rest on the beaches and in the water, so please do your best not to disturb the birds. Also be aware that the waves are powerful, and sneeker (unusually large) waves can form and pound through the reef and onto the beach, especially at high tides on big surf days. So be aware.Recommended for:
- Maverick's Surf BreakMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersWellness+ 4
An unassuming beach. Great place to walk. When there is low tide, you will find lots on tide pools to view starfish, anemones,crabs, etc. During the winter, there is an amazing surf break, which brings surfers from all over the world.
- Maverick's Surf BreakMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 3
You can't see much surfing from the beach - the waves break too far out - but it's still very atmospheric. The elevation of the cliffs behind gives a better perspective, though access is limited, and you can also get good views from the bluff along the coast. Whatever the lookout, the sight of the water breaking behind the rocks is amazing and dangerously hypnotic.
- Maverick's Surf BreakMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 4
During the winter swells here get up to 80ft. It is California's heaviest wave. It only breaks on huge swells though, so you can't just go and see it whenever. Break binoculars though because it breaks about a quarter mile off-shore.
- Maverick's Surf Break
One of the greatest surf spots in the world. If you aren't a top 50 surfer in the world, you are coming to watch. Dog friendly walk to the break. A great place to enjoy a morning and if you are lucky, see some of the greatest surfers in the world take a ride of a life time.