Whites Point, San Pedro

LOCATION:

6.25 mi. WNW from Point Fermin on Palos Verdes Dr., San Pedro, CA 90275

MAP INFORMATION:

33.7147N, 118.3169W    topozone.com link    Google Earth Placemark

FAVORABLE WINDS:

SW and SE winds work best (both sides of point are flyable). Point Conception causes offshore winds from the NW to curve inland so NNW to WNW offshore winds frequently result in good flying conditions.

WEATHER OBSERVATION LINKS:

San Pedro, (Mesonet: APRSWXNET/CWOP), 0.4 mi. NNE of slope on top of the hill.
Point Vicente Live WX, 6 mi. WNW of slope.
Rancho Palos Verdes (Mesonet: APRSWXNET/CWOP), 6 mi. WNW of slope.

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:

125' sheer cliff with steady, reliable wind. Slope recovery can be dangerous if not impossible so take ropes and climbing gear or a stout fishing pole with a big tuna lure if you do much crashing. Don't land planes on the infield!

DRIVING DIRECTIONS:

Starting point: Southbound Harbor Freeway (I-110): Take the I-110 all the way to the south end where it dead-ends into Gaffey St and turn LEFT. Go S on Gaffey St for 2.7 mi. to Shepard St and turn RIGHT. Go W on Paseo Del Mar 1.6 mi. to parking lot past baseball diamond. The flying area is out past right field.

GPS WAYPOINTS:

33.74616, -118.29227    End of I-110 at Gaffey St.
33.70698, -118.29289    Junction of Gaffey St. & Shepard St.

33.71654, -118.31829    Parking lot entrance.

33.71467, -118.31689    Flying area.

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