Grandview 1 Reviews and Ratings
(United-States – Virginia)
Visitor reviews of Grandview 1 surf break
June 14, 2012
Barrel Dodger from United States
Grandview is a very fickle spot in the bay that might break 10 times a year. The worse the storm, stronger the wind, and with an incoming tide and NNE wind, you can score this spot clean, and not a washing machine like the ocean. Come here on a low tide and your trip down the windy road was a waste of time. Wind should be at least gusting over 30, and works from waist high to double overhead. Also you need a groundswell from the ocean, this is what makes the spot magical when it gets good. The sideshore chop from the NNE comes around the jetty and cleans up and makes a perfect backdoor wedge, and you and your buddies could be trading off, hollow fun ones (mostly rights) and you can also sneak a few lefts. Breaks very close to the beach, and be weary of a few old tree stumps in the line up, you will eventually find them. This might sound like it's not in Virginia, but hey it's the bay, miles away from the ocean, not a soul in sight, and peaky barrels all around. IF YOU DONT BELIEVE me, check out a video called "hidden Chesapeake Bay wedge". I'm saying drainers breh, would rather surf here than vb when its on.
Grandview 1 Ratings
Based on 2 votes. Vote
Quality on a good day: 3.0
(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: 1.5
(1: Grandview 1 is a fickle surf spot that only works a few times a year. 5: Reliable year-round spot).
Regional Rating: 4.0
(1: Grandview 1 is usually very poor quality compared to other spots in United-States - Virginia. 5: the best break in United-States - Virginia).
Difficulty Level: 1.5
(1: Suitable for Groms. 3: Intermediates. 5: Expert tow-in surfers only).
Onshore Wind: 1.0
(1: even a light onshore ruins the surf. 5: Grandview 1 can offer better rides with a light wind behind them).
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
(1: An unsuitable spot. 5: Wind and wave conditions at Grandview 1 are often excellent).
Water Quality: 2.0
(1: Known health risks from pollution. 5: Never any pollution).
(1: Often too crowded. 5: Grandview 1 is an isolated spot where you are unlikely to meet other surfers).
(1: Getting to Grandview 1 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: 5.0
(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 Grandview 1 for all budgets from hostels to luxury hotels).
(1: Camping at Grandview 1 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: Grandview 1 is in such an interesting area to visit that getting wet is a bonus).
Equipment and Repairs: 1.0
(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 Grandview 1, from fast food and cafes to fancy restaurants).
(1: Alcohol is not allowed in the country. 5: There is an excellent pub near Grandview 1 where you can stay or park a camper van overnight).
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