About Trails

Just south of the San Onofre Power Plant is Trails, basic beachbreaks that are generally uncrowded and can get good and punchy when there's a combo of SSW and WNW swells running.

Source: Trails Surf Guide

Ability Level

Beginner - intermediate

Beg Int Adv

Beginner to intermediate

Local Vibe

Welcoming

Welcoming Intimidating

Non-existent.

Crowd Factor

Mellow

Mellow Heavy

Pretty empty.

Spot Rating

Fun

Poor Perfect

Pretty average beachbreak most of the time. Especially when compared to the nearby waves at Trestles.

Shoulder Burn

Medium

Light Exhausting

Average most days but can be a lot of work when it is pumping.

Water Quality

Fair

Clean Dirty

Typically ok but gets dicey after a rain.

Additional Information

Hazards

Juvenile white sharks, the occasional nudist, although CA State Parks have made it illegal.

Access

Exit Basilone and head south until you reach the State Park gate, then pick your trail.

Bring Your

Shortboard, fish, funboard, longboard, bodyboard, bodysurfing

Seabed

Sand, gravel

Best Season

January-December

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