- ABOUT THE SPOT
Kiteboarding / Kitesurfing in Crescent South Beach, Crescent City, California USA
The beach is on the Pacific Coast, in the upper northwestern part of California, about 20 mi/32.1 km from the Oregon border and south of Anchor Way of Highway 101, at Crescent City Harbor. It is a sandy and popular beach, protected from the full force of the sea.
The beach lies within the fringes of the Redwood National Park, so a spectacular natural setting is expected. It is mostly undeveloped and the facility owns just a few restrooms and picnic tables. The spot is popular for kite surfing. The winds in summer come from the north and they tend to be light and side shore to offshore.
For better kiting, because of the low pressure system bringing stronger south winds, surfers should visit between fall and spring. Water temperature is about 50°F/10°C, so is required a full 5 mm/0.1 in wet suit or dry suit even in the summer.