Bay Street Reviews and Ratings
(California – Los Angeles County, USA)
Visitor reviews of Bay Street surf break
August 11, 2012
Tev from United States
This is a great place to learn how to surf. The sandy bottom is very forgiving and the waves are fairly easy to catch and there are good white water walls to ride when you are trying to get the feel of your surfboard for the first time.
As you get better, move down the coast.
Bay Street Ratings
Based on 2 votes. Vote
Quality on a good day: 4.0
(1 star: Even when the swell and winds are optimum, the waves are poor quality, 5 stars: If conditions are right, the waves will be World Class).
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
(1: Bay Street is a fickle surf spot that only works a few times a year. 5: Reliable year-round spot).
Regional Rating: 5.0
(1: Bay Street is usually very poor quality compared to other spots in California - Los Angeles County. 5: the best break in California - Los Angeles County).
Difficulty Level: 2.0
(1: Suitable for Groms. 3: Intermediates. 5: Expert tow-in surfers only).
Onshore Wind: 3.0
(1: even a light onshore ruins the surf. 5: Bay Street can offer better rides with a light wind behind them).
Other Options: 5.0
(1: If wind or tide conditions are poor at Bay Street, it will be poor everywhere nearby. 5: other locations nearby provide a rich variety of wind and swell exposures).
Water Quality: 2.5
(1: Known health risks from pollution. 5: Never any pollution).
(1: Often too crowded. 5: Bay Street is an isolated spot where you are unlikely to meet other surfers).
(1: Getting to Bay Street requires an overland expedition or chartering a boat. 3: A 30 minute walk from the nearest parking. 5: Park a vehicle right by the break).
(1: An ugly industrial backdrop. 5: A spectacular setting).
Local Attitude: 4.0
(1: Locals are hostile to visitors. 5: Either there are no locals who surf, or else they are accommodating and friendly).
(1: No convenient places to stay indoors. 5: A wide variety of accommodation near Bay Street for all budgets from hostels to luxury hotels).
(1: Camping at Bay Street is not possible. 3: Camping tolerated but no facilities. 5: A nearby camp ground has excellent facilities and a good vibe).
(1: Besides the surf and the solitude there is nothing to do when it is flat. 5: Bay Street is in such an interesting area to visit that getting wet is a bonus).
Equipment and Repairs: 5.0
(1: Nothing can be sourced, not even wax. 5: Quality surfing equipment can be purchased or hired. Major repairs can be fixed too).
(1: Bring your own food, there isn't even a shop. 5: A wide variety of places to eat and drink at Bay Street, from fast food and cafes to fancy restaurants).
(1: Alcohol is not allowed in the country. 5: There is an excellent pub near Bay Street where you can stay or park a camper van overnight).
Based on 2 votes. Vote