- ABOUT THE SPOT
Surfing in Lake Talawa, Crescent City, California USA
The lake is connected to Lake Earl on the west by a narrow channel of water. It is named after Talawa people, who as native people occupied the area previous to European colonization in 1850s. If you are a nature enthusiast, Lake Talawa is the perfect place to be.
Visitors can observe hundreds of species of birds, coyote, deer, raccoon that can be spotted in the trail along the park. In spring and summer, wild flowers make the scenery look like a colorful painting. Along the coast, many marine mammals are prowling around like harbor seals, sea lions, gray whales that migrate from Alaska to Baja California.
The lake is a good spot for all kind of surfers. Type of the wave is beach – break and its frequency is regular. The wave’s directions are right and left. Bottom of the sea is sandy. Power of the wave is fun. Its normal length is short, up to 164 ft/50 m and on good days is normally 164 to 492 ft/50 to 150 m.
Good swell direction is northwest, west and southwest and good wind direction is east. Swell size starts at less than 1 m / 3 ft and holds up to 2 m+ / 6 ft+. Surfers should watch out for sharks.