About Peñascal

A fairly heavy righthander. Bowly and shallow, shifty and a bit technical, with occasional rock hazards -- but the ride can be long. At low tide the wave ledges in certain sections, but is generally thick at all times, moving a lot of water. It picks up a lot of swell and is a consistently good place to check and surf, but it is not easy to master.

Source: Peñascal Surf Guide

Ability Level

Intermediate

Beg Int Adv

Intermediate

Local Vibe

Welcoming

Welcoming Intimidating

Mellow.

Crowd Factor

Mellow

Mellow Heavy

Can get crowded, but the wave takes care of it.

Spot Rating

Fun

Poor Perfect

Fun.

Shoulder Burn

Medium

Light Exhausting

Medium

Water Quality

Clean

Clean Dirty

Clean

Additional Information

Hazards

Turning your back to the ocean.

Access

Simple.

Bring Your

Shortboard, gun

Seabed

Rock.

Best Season

March-October

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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