“Salt Creek” CA. 4-7-8 foot wave faces – surfing

Salt Creek, once a secluded secret surfing spot until the 1970's, now well known located in south Laguna Beach California along Pacific Coast Highway.
The concrete parking lot and road walk way down to the beach currently, was before development a long narrow dirt foot created path trail through thick bushes down to the beach.
Those surfers who parked for free along PCH at that time and made the long hike down scored some of the best consistent waves in this area!
As expensive condos and homes for the rich in the last few decades graded the hill side and filled in the beach making The Point 4:30 almost half as long as it use to be, also filling in too much sand at Gravels 3:37 which is the shore break degrading the hollow top to bottom tubes that were more common long ago now.
The Ritz Carlton Hotel over looks The Creek and Dana Point Strand Beach. 19:24
Although despite all that, great waves still happen here consistently summer and winter.
It's a very remarkable wave considering that most other surf breaks in Laguna Beach are much less consistent in size on most small and moderate swells.
The wave shape is normally very good for semi intermediate and even some advanced surfers can have a few tube rides possible.
Afternoon onshore winds are generally less than most other places, and early mornings tend to be more offshore thanks to the surrounding hills and open canyon inland that help create that.
The landscape presently is very well maintained and clean, with public amenities.
A very nice grassy hillside along with shady trees provide a very pleasant atmosphere and view.
Near the waters edge also seems to be nice and clean, especially during the fair weather months.
Early morning dawn patrol as seen in opening of video is an extremely peaceful experience along with the natural sounds of birds and ocean.
Parking at the time of writing this description is convenient for a fee of basically $1 dollar per hour by paying a machine and putting the receipt on your dashboard inside of the car window.
I think a state pass for a yearly fee will cover you here??
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