Bluff Park, Long Beach

LOCATION:

E. end of Bluff Park on Ocean Blvd. across from Coronado Ave., Long Beach, CA 90803

MAP INFORMATION:

33.7610N, 118.1536W    topozone link    Google Earth Placemark

FAVORABLE WINDS:

S winds work best but the slope works ok with SSE to SSW winds. When offshore winds are blowing W to NW, Bluff Park is in the vortex from the Palos Verdes Peninsula and the winds will often be favorable at the slope.

WEATHER OBSERVATION LINKS:

Long Beach Harbor PORTS Data, (NOAA: PORTS), Pier J = 2.5 mi. SW of slope.
Long Beach Airport, (Mesonet: RAWS/FAA), 4 miles N of slope, inland behind Signal Hill.

NOAA/CDIP Buoy Data Map    US Navy Surface Wind Vectors Maps

WEATHER FORECAST LINKS:

National Weather Service Area Discussion    National Weather Service Zone Forecast

NOAA Coastal Waters Forecast    National Weather Service Graphical Forecast Map

GENERAL NOTES:

40' slope with a large mowed lawn on top and a broad expanse of sandy beach below for LZs. Slope recovery is easy however City Ordinance prohibits climbing slope. Police advise us to recover from the bottom up, not top down and there is a stairway to bottom near slope. Moderate rotor on top. No DS potential.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS:

Starting point: South end of Long Beach Fwy (I-710): Go S. on I-710 to Broadway exit and turn LEFT. Go E. on Broadway for 2.8 mi to Paloma Ave. and turn RIGHT. Go S. on Paloma 0.2 mi. to Ocean Blvd. and turn LEFT. Park Car!

Alternate Starting point: Junction of Pacific Coast Hwy. & 2nd Ave. (Westminster Ave): Go W on 2nd Ave. for 1.8 mi to Livingston Dr. and turn LEFT. Continue E on Livingston Dr. (Livingston Dr. becomes Ocean Blvd.) for 0.6 mi. to Redondo Ave. and Park Car!

 

Park anywhere on Ocean Blvd. between Orizaba Ave. and Redondo Ave. Flying site is opposite Coronado Ave near wind sock pole.

GPS WAYPOINTS:

33.76101, -118.15358  -  E. end of Bluff Park.

All coordinates on this page are WGS84/NAD83 map datum.