Located in Palos Verdes, Los Angeles County, Abalone Cove Beach is a pretty good left-hand reef break that offers up good rippable sections when the conditions line up. The waves here are pretty easy to surf and break for up to 100 meters over a rocky reef. There are two other waves here, a right to the north which can be a bit sectiony but good, and a chunkier not so quality right to the south, both breaking over sand and rocks.
What are the best surf conditions for Abalone Cove Beach?
Gets good between waist-high and overhead. We recommend riding a longboard here if smaller and a shortboard as the size picks up. This break is suitable for intermediate and advanced-level surfers. The surf here usually has something to ride (5/10) and will get very crowded (9/10) with some potential localism as well. The best winds are from the North. The best swells are from the South and West, but the West ones need to be big. Works on all tides.
We recommend wearing a 3/2 in the summer when water temperatures rise to 20 degrees. In winter we recommend wearing a 4/3 when water temperatures drop to 15 degrees. See the temperature chart below for more data on this.