Rincon Point, The Queen of the Coast. This is a world-famous classic point break setup which is also super consistent and breaks over a boulder covered bottom. It offers long, righthand, barreling perfection purpose-built for surfers of all types. On well-groomed west to northwest swells with some size to them, you can ride the full length of the point from the outside takeoff all the way through to the highway, access via Bates Road. Check it at low tide for the punchiest, hollowest rides though it will work throughout all stages of the tide. Surfing here can be a challenge but you can score waves that can break for up to 300 meters, providing fun sections for manoeuvres.
During the higher tides, it’s more popular with longboarders on the inside sections, but Rincon will always be super busy as it’s fully visible from the highway so driveby checks are possible. Unfortunately, Rincon can have a pollution problem, especially after heavy rains.
What are the best surf conditions for Rincon Point?
Gets good between waist-high to triple overhead. We recommend riding your fish, longboard, standard shortboard or step-up when bigger here. Rincon Point in Ventura West is best suited to intermediate to advanced surfers. The surf here is pretty consistent (6/10) and can get ridiculously crowded (9/10). The best winds for Rincon Point are East. The best swell direction is from the Northwest, South, Southwest and West. Works on all tides.
We recommend wearing boardshorts or a bikini in the summer (or a 3/2) when water temperatures rise to 18 degrees. In the winter a 4/3 is best when water temperatures drop to 13 degrees. See the temperature chart below for more data on this.