About Sapphire St.

Sapphire Street and the neighboring Topaz Jetty mark the south end of the King Harbor Marina in Redondo Beach. Only works on W and NW short to mid period swells thanks to the Redondo Submarine Canyon right out front which refracts longer period swells away from the area. Completely shadowed from south/summer swells.

Source: Sapphire St. Surf Guide

Ability Level

All Abilities

Beg Int Adv

Beginner to advanced

Local Vibe

Welcoming

Welcoming Intimidating

Mellow.

Crowd Factor

Moderate

Mellow Heavy

Always a crowd if there are waves.

Spot Rating

Poor

Poor Perfect

Place to go when it is blown out everywhere else, but usually worth looking elsewhere except on short period swells.

Shoulder Burn

Medium

Light Exhausting

Usually an easy paddle next to the jetty.

Water Quality

Fair

Clean Dirty

It's right outside of LA and can get particularly bad after a rainfall.

Additional Information

Hazards

Unskilled surfers in line-up when it is small. Shallow sandbars on the south side of the jetty.

Access

Easy, free parking on Esplanade and access through Topaz street.

Bring Your

Shortboard, funboard, longboard, fish

Seabed

Sand.

Best Season

Winter when large storms drop down into SoCal

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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