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Malibu Reviews and Ratings

(Los Angeles County, USA)

Visitor reviews of Malibu surf break

  • October 13, 2013
    Ed from United States

    Best tide/surf/weather site I've found

  • Malibu Ratings

    Based on 5 votes. Vote

    Quality on a good day: 4.2

    (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: 3.6

    (1: Malibu is a fickle surf spot that only works a few times a year. 5: Reliable year-round spot).

    Regional Rating: 3.5

    (1: Malibu is usually very poor quality compared to other spots in Los Angeles County. 5: the best break in Los Angeles County).

    Difficulty Level: 2.6

    (1: Suitable for Groms. 3: Intermediates. 5: Expert tow-in surfers only).

    Onshore Wind: 3.3

    (1: even a light onshore ruins the surf. 5: Malibu can offer better rides with a light wind behind them).

    Other Options: 4.5

    (1: If wind or tide conditions are poor at Malibu, it will be poor everywhere nearby. 5: other locations nearby provide a rich variety of wind and swell exposures).

    Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.5

    (1: An unsuitable spot. 5: Wind and wave conditions at Malibu are often excellent).

    Water Quality: 2.2

    (1: Known health risks from pollution. 5: Never any pollution).

    Crowds: 1.0

    (1: Often too crowded. 5: Malibu is an isolated spot where you are unlikely to meet other surfers).

    Access: 4.4

    (1: Getting to Malibu 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).

    Scenery: 4.2

    (1: An ugly industrial backdrop. 5: A spectacular setting).

    Local Attitude: 2.2

    (1: Locals are hostile to visitors. 5: Either there are no locals who surf, or else they are accommodating and friendly).

    Accommodation: 3.0

    (1: No convenient places to stay indoors. 5: A wide variety of accommodation near Malibu for all budgets from hostels to luxury hotels).

    Camping: 1.5

    (1: Camping at Malibu is not possible. 3: Camping tolerated but no facilities. 5: A nearby camp ground has excellent facilities and a good vibe).

    Entertainment: 3.8

    (1: Besides the surf and the solitude there is nothing to do when it is flat. 5: Malibu is in such an interesting area to visit that getting wet is a bonus).

    Equipment and Repairs: 3.0

    (1: Nothing can be sourced, not even wax. 5: Quality surfing equipment can be purchased or hired. Major repairs can be fixed too).

    Eating: 4.5

    (1: Bring your own food, there isn't even a shop. 5: A wide variety of places to eat and drink at Malibu, from fast food and cafes to fancy restaurants).

    Drinking: 3.0

    (1: Alcohol is not allowed in the country. 5: There is an excellent pub near Malibu where you can stay or park a camper van overnight).

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