Located in South Orange County, Southern California, Strands point is a quality A-frame peak that rolls over a rock and sand bottom. The waves here can be a bit heavy, breaking for 50 meters and staying wide open for tubes.
What are the best surf conditions for Strands Point?
Gets good between head high and triple overhead. Shortboards are the move here due to the steepness of the wave. Strands point is best for intermediate and advanced surfers. The surf here is pretty consistent (6/10). Be aware of a strong local presence, do not drop in. Not super crowded, but tight-knit locals (7/10). The best winds come from the South and Southeast. The best swells are big and from the Northwest, West, and Southwest. The best tides are mid to high.
We recommend wearing a 3/2 wetsuit in the summer when water temperatures rise to 20 degrees. In the winter a 4/3 is suitable to the 15-degree water. See the temperature chart below for more data on this.