About Sapphire St.

Sapphire Street and the neighboring Topaz Jetty mark the south end of the King Harbor Marina in Redondo Beach. Only works on W and NW short to mid period swells thanks to the Redondo Submarine Canyon right out front which refracts longer period swells away from the area. Completely shadowed from south/summer swells.

Source: Sapphire St. Surf Guide

Ability Level

All Abilities

Beg Int Adv

Beginner to advanced

Local Vibe


Welcoming Intimidating


Crowd Factor


Mellow Heavy

Always a crowd if there are waves.

Spot Rating


Poor Perfect

Place to go when it is blown out everywhere else, but usually worth looking elsewhere except on short period swells.

Shoulder Burn


Light Exhausting

Usually an easy paddle next to the jetty.

Water Quality


Clean Dirty

It's right outside of LA and can get particularly bad after a rainfall.

Additional Information


Unskilled surfers in line-up when it is small. Shallow sandbars on the south side of the jetty.


Easy, free parking on Esplanade and access through Topaz street.

Bring Your

Shortboard, funboard, longboard, fish



Best Season

Winter when large storms drop down into SoCal

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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