Surfing in Enderts Beach, Crescent City, California USA

Swell size:
3 feet/1 meters up to 6 feet/2 meters+
Enderts beach is located 3 mi/4.8 km south of Crescent City off Highway 101 Paved beach. Crescent city is in Del Norte County, California, USA.

The beach is not for swimming. This is a wild beach that imposes a short 1 mi/1.6 km walk. The beach has an arch, rocks and tide pools teeming with life. If visitors choose to walk on the beach, they should definitely discover and explore the Enderts beach trail, which is surrounded by wildflowers, ferns, trees, a creek and a forest down the beach.

At the end of the beach, there are some rock pools that are filed with starfish and giant green anemone. Besides that, the beach is popular to surfers. The wave quality is normal and it is ideal for all kind of surfers, experienced or not. Type of the wave is beach – break and the direction is both left and right.

The bottom of the sea has flat rocks with sand. Power of the wave is ordinary and fun, and the normal length of the wave is short, about 164 ft/50 m. In good days, the length of the wave is normally 164 to 492 ft/50 to 150 m. Good swell direction is northwest and southwest and the good wind direction is east.

Swell size starts at less than 1 m/3 ft and holds up to 2 m+/6 ft+. Best tide movement is mid tide. Surfers should watch out for rips and underflow.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Crescent City
19.7 miles/31.70 km, 25 minutes
Pelican State Beach is located right at the Oregon border, off Highway 101. Keep a sharp eye out, because the access is easy to miss. Its 21 miles north of Crescent City, the last road before the agricultural inspection station (or the first road after the inspection station if you’re coming from Oregon). Parking is available.
Jack McNamara Field Airport,
21.4 miles/34.44 km

Take any Amtrak train, get off at the Crescent City bus station (CRC) and then continue by car.


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