Located in Monterey County, California, Ghost Trees (OR Pescadero Point OR Pesky’s) is a nasty big wave spot that offers up some insane walls of water when the right swell hits. The waves break for up to 100 meters to the right over a shallow and jagged rocky reef that has claimed the life of at least one pro. When on the thick lip can create some barrels from hell. This spot isn’t accessible to anyone except the gnarliest big-wave guys. The face is never clean and usually has a bunch of steps and warbles in it due to the shallow nature of the reef. Tow in only, although it has been said on smaller days you can paddle it, but that seems like suicide. Located just off the famous Pebble Beach Golf Course, it’s a very long paddle or a boat ride to get here.
What are the best surf conditions for Ghost Trees?
Gets good around the 30 foot plus mark. A gun might work on the smaller days but better to tow it. This spot is suitable for kamikazes or confident pros only. The surf here doesn’t align often (2/10) and will most likely be empty (2/10). The best winds are from the East. The best swells are from the Northwest. Works on all tides.
We recommend wearing a 4/3 here in the summer when water temperatures rise to 15 degrees. In the winter a 5/4 is best when water temperatures drop to 12 degrees. See the temperature chart below for more data on this.