Point Arena Spot Guide



Point Arena is one of the best surf spots north of San Francisco. On a strong west or northwest swell, the right on the north side of the pier can get epic. This right is a thick and hollow wave. On the south side is a nice exposed left. There are a lot of dangers in the water on the inside, especially at low tides. The left at Point Arena needs a big swell to get good, but when it’s working there are lots of fast, powerful peaks.


Best Swell Direction W, S
Best Wind Direction NE, E
Best Tides Medium

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