Malibu - Surfrider Beach
Surfrider Beach Location -This beach is located on the North side of Malibu Pier near Serra Road on Pacific Coast Hwy. It is adjacent to Malibu Lagoon and the Adamson House - a historic landmark and part of the State Parks system in California. P arking is available on PCH in either direction for free (just no parking from 12 am to 5 am). There is also parking in the lot next to the Malibu Pier for $10.00 for the day. There is another pay parking lot at PCH and Serra Road. There are lifeguard towers, restrooms, and changing areas on the beach. There are no concession stands, but there is a Jack in the Box and the Malibu Inn across the street. The pier has 2 restaurants: Malibu Farm and Malibu Farm Cafe.
Surfrider Beach View of First Point Wave Action
Surfers Paddling out to First Point
Surfrider Point Breaks
The Southern swell at Surfrider Beach is what gets the crowds of surfers out to Malibu. The surf breaks from North (right) to the South (left). The surf breaks in 3 points: Third Point (the 1st break), Second Point, and First Point (the last break). First Point - consistent long, smooth wave great for long boarding. Each wave the same as the next. Second Point - North of First at the corner of the Lagoon with occasional barrels as the waves sometimes break faster here. Third Point - North side of the Lagoon with fast waves that can close out early. Good for short boards.