Located in Humboldt County in Northern California, Patricks Point is a deepwater reef break that thunders over a boulder covered bottom. The waves here are heavy, bumpy, long, and have a mean streak. Comparable in size to Mavericks, this spot breaks for up to 200 meters on big winter swells, ending with a steep section over a boulder infused sandbar.
What are the best surf conditions for Patrick’s Point?
This spot starts working around head and a half and holds to as big as it gets. A step up will work when it is smaller here, but a gun is the board of choice when it shows its colours. Advanced surfers only, this is not a forgiving wave at all. The wave does not break very often (3/10) and it is never crowded although there is a small local scene (1/10). Offshore winds come from the East, the best tides are lower, and the best swells are big from the North, Northwest, or West.
We recommend wearing a 5/4 wetsuit year-round. Water temperatures peak at 12 degrees in June and lower to around 11 degrees in winter. See the temperature chart below for more data on this.