Located in Palos Verde, Los Angeles County, California, Royal Palms State Beach is home to a fun right point break that offers up some rippable sections when the conditions line up. The waves here require a bit of skill to surf and break for up to 200 meters over a rocky bottom. Good summer spot. Also, a peak near the jetty that works at high tide.
What are the best surf conditions for Royal Palms State Beach?
Gets good from waist-high to head-high. We recommend riding a longboard here when smaller and a shortboard as the size picks up. This break is suitable for intermediate and advanced-level surfers. The surf here is not the most consistent (4/10) and will get quite crowded (8/10). The best winds are from the Northeast. The best swells are from the Southwest. Works on a low to mid-tide best.
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.