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Studio Drive Reviews and Ratings

(San Luis Obispo, USA)

Visitor reviews of Studio Drive surf break

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Studio Drive Ratings

Overall: 3.7. 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: 2.5

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

Regional Rating: 3.0

(1: Studio Drive is usually very poor quality compared to other spots in San Luis Obispo. 5: the best break in San Luis Obispo).

Difficulty Level: 3.5

(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: Studio Drive can offer better rides with a light wind behind them).

Other Options: 4.0

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

Water Quality: 3.5

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

Crowds: 3.0

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

Access: 4.5

(1: Getting to Studio Drive 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: 5.0

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

Local Attitude: 3.0

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

Eating: 5.0

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



FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.