Description: North side and South side each offer opportunity. South side is usually pitching more with nice lefts racing toward the pier and juicy right into the beach break. North side can be equally as fun depending on swell direction. The pier can handle various tides but the wind typically blow it out by late morning early afternoon. Local crowd of very talented surfers in these waters. The pier offers the photographer and spectator an excellent viewpoint. From old guys charging the big swells to young guns throwing big air, the Pismo Pier is Classic California surfing.
Directions: Take 101 South to Los Angeles and then turn West towards the water. Just kidding the pier is no sectret since you can see it from Highway 101 in Pismo Beach.
Rating: 4 stars
Break Type: Beachbreak
Skill Level of Wave: All Surfers
Direction Wave Breaks: Right and Left
Swell Directions: N, NW, W, SW, S
Wave Consistency: Breaks Often
Best Tides: Low, Low to Mid, Mid, Mid
Best Winds: W, SW
Best Seasons: Dec-Feb
Crowd Factor: Always Crowded
Date Submitted: Dec 12, 2006
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