Located in Humboldt County, California, Camel Rock is a fun beach break that offers up some rippable waves when the conditions line up. The waves here are not always easy to surf and break for up to 100 meters over a rock and sand bottom. There can be a very long and high-performance righthander if the sand and swells line up as well as an inside left barrel. More often than not though, it is a mushier sectiony beach break.
What are the best surf conditions for Camel Rock?
Gets good between chest high and double overhead. We recommend riding a longboard here if smaller and a shortboard then step up as the size increases. This break is suitable for all levels of surfer. The surf here is pretty consistent (6/10) and will have a crew on it (6/10). The best winds are from the Northeast. The best swells are from the Northwest. Works on a low to mid-tide best.
We recommend wearing a 5/4 here year-round. Water temperatures range between 9 and 13 degrees. See the temperature chart below for more data on this.