Reef Point

LOCATION:

On Pacific Coast Hwy 1.9 mi. NW of the Huntington Beach Pier, Huntington Beach, CA 92648

MAP INFORMATION:

33.5666N, 117.8327W    topozone.com link    Google Earth Placemark

FAVORABLE WINDS:

SW winds are best but slope works fairly well in SSW to WSW winds.

WEATHER OBSERVATION LINKS:

Balboa Peninsula, (Mesonet: WX4U), 4.6 mi. NW of slope near Balboa Pier.
Balboa Weather Eye, (Tales Of Balboa), 4.6 mi. NW of slope near Balboa Pier.
Laguna Beach, (Wunderground), 3.4 mi, SE of slope in Downtown Laguna.

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:

75-80' steep cliff. Decent lift with moderate onshore flow and big lift in windy conditions. Large LZ covered with brush. Moderate rotor at top of slope. Cliff recovery is not possible so a fishing pole with heavy line and large tuna lure is advisable. If the Ranger is manning the kiosk it costs $10 to get in but the kiosk is frequently closed during the off-season and after 5pm. Regular flyers buy a yearly pass for $125.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS:

Go S on SR-1 (Pacific Coast Hwy.) for 3.7 mi. from the junction of MacArthur Blvd. or N on SR-1 for 3.1 mi. from the junction of SR-133 (Laguna Canyon Rd.) to Reef Point  Dr. (traffic light). Turn towards the ocean into the parking lot. Turn RIGHT at the Tee past the Ranger kiosk and park near the center of the lot. Follow dirt path towards ocean to the slope.

GPS WAYPOINTS:

33.56684, -118.85017  -  Junction of Reef Point Dr. & Pacific Coast Hwy.

33.56709, -117.83183  -  Trail head to slope.

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