About Leo Carrillo

An unmistakable righthander just a half-mile south of the county line, where PCH dips down near a scenic cove fringed with large rocks, on most days, the wave also known as Secos peaks up near the big rock outside, then reforms into a spunky inside section. The problem here is the confined takeoff area: it supports about six people. Leo Carrillo is best on a medium tide, with S or SW swells up to double-overhead. There are a series of rock reefs outside that will hold a big W or NW and push the takeoff zone north and outside of the rock, making it set up more like a point. On the biggest swells, there is another point farther north called Primo's.

Source: Leo Carrillo Surf Guide

Ability Level

Intermediate - advanced

Beg Int Adv

Intermediate to advanced

Local Vibe

Welcoming

Welcoming Intimidating

Not much.

Crowd Factor

Heavy

Mellow Heavy

No vacancy.

Spot Rating

Fun

Poor Perfect

Really fun when the stars align.

Shoulder Burn

Medium

Light Exhausting

Not typically too bad but can turn into a lot of duck diving if it's solid.

Water Quality

Clean

Clean Dirty

Not great after a rain.

Additional Information

Hazards

Greedy longboarders, errant wind surfers.

Access

Look for the signs on PCH.

Bring Your

Shortboard, fish, funboard, longboard, kiteboard

Seabed

Cobblestone

Best Season

March-October

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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