About Westward Beach

On a coastline littered with easily accessible right-hand points, its easy to write off the fickle, exclusive wave at Point Dume. The point breaks in front of private property, and legal access requires a 20-minute hike, but when it turns on its a fast, fun, long point with a decent amount of power. For those willing to walk, its definitely worth your time. Even better if you can park at a local's house.

Source: Westward Beach Surf Guide

Ability Level

Intermediate - advanced

Beg Int Adv

Point break that peels along a rocky coastline and requires a bit of competence.

Local Vibe

Intimidating

Welcoming Intimidating

The wave is hard to access and breaks in front of private property, so it has a tight-knit crew of locals.

Crowd Factor

Heavy

Mellow Heavy

Gets busy when its on.

Spot Rating

Fun

Poor Perfect

A quality right-hand point break that can be a bit fickle, but is good when the conditions come together.

Shoulder Burn

Medium

Light Exhausting

Current tends to run when there's a proper groundswell in the water.

Water Quality

Clean

Clean Dirty

About as clean as you can ask for in the Los Angeles area.

Additional Information

Hazards

Rocks, urchins, surly locals.

Access

Park at Point Dume State Beach near Westward Beach, then walk 20 minutes south along the beach to the point.

Bring Your

Shortboard

Seabed

Rock with sand.

Best Season

Swells are most likely in summer and Autumn.

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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