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.
200M LONG WAVE
Reef break OVER Boulders BOTTOM