County Line/Yerba Buena Beach Guía

About County Line/Yerba Buena Beach

Always bigger and colder than it looks, this is the first consistently surfed spot south of Point Mugu (it's actually just north of the Los Angeles County line). Once called Pete's Reef for the burger stand that once stood on the cliff, County Line can be a fun hot-dog wave, while the beachbreak can get nasty and hollow at high tide. It is probably the most visible surf spot on this stretch of highway, but the indistinct lineup can be hard to figure out, and that spreads the crowd around nicely.

On the north end of the beach, there's a kelpy point/cobblestone right that consistently offers the best waves. It lines up best on W and SW swells with a medium tide, though the beachbreak gets plenty of traffic during the summertime souths. There's also a hollow, rock-riddled left at the far north end.

Source: County Line/Yerba Buena Beach Surf Guide

Ability Level

All Abilities

Beg Int Adv

Intermediate, although it's a favorite beginner's spot

Local Vibe


Welcoming Intimidating


Crowd Factor


Mellow Heavy

Close proximity to the Valley means it is rarely uncrowded, but it is still easy to get waves.

Spot Rating


Poor Perfect

Beachbreak gets fun on a combo of swells, while the kelpy point/cobblestone right offers the most shapely waves with larger SW or W swells.

Shoulder Burn


Light Exhausting

Not typically too bad but can turn into a lot of duck diving if it's solid.

Water Quality


Clean Dirty

Not great after a rain.

Additional Information


The highway, car rip-offs, bikers at Neptune's Net.


Park on PCH, directly in front of Neptune's Net.

Bring Your

Shortboard, fish, funboard, longboard


Sand and rock

Best Season

Gets good year-round, but fall is good most often.

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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