About Seaside Reef

Seaside Reef is predominantly a left that can suck out on the takeoff, then flatten out on the shoulder before reforming into a quick and whackable shorebreak. The right off the peak is much softer, but with a bit of effort, it can be milked along to the same inside section. On extreme low tides, the left will produce some serious tubes. On days without much swell and a high tide, the inside shorebreak can be a fun option.

Source: Seaside Reef Surf Guide

Ability Level

Intermediate - advanced

Beg Int Adv

Intermediate to advanced

Local Vibe


Welcoming Intimidating

A few hecklers at Seaside, but otherwise mellow.

Crowd Factor


Mellow Heavy

Not too hectic although the takeoff zone at Seaside Reef can be tight.

Spot Rating


Poor Perfect

Rippable reef.

Shoulder Burn


Light Exhausting

Pretty average most days.

Water Quality


Clean Dirty

Possibly some minor runoff from San Elijo Lagoon.

Additional Information


Low tide face plants on the reef at Seaside.


Could not be any easier.

Bring Your

Shortboard, fish, bodyboard


Reef at Seaside and Tabletops (just to the south), sand at George's

Best Season


Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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