What You Can Expect to Find at El Porto:
El Porto is a long sandy stretch of beach so it is a great spot for surfing or hanging out to catch some rays in the summer. As a beach break, the waves crash closer to shore, so there is no need for a long paddle out at all. It is also very accessible with neighborhood and metered lot parking areas, so you can assure you won’t spend your time driving in circles trying to get a spot.
With accessible parking, you won’t waste time trying to find a spot!
What Makes El Porto Great for Beginners?
One of the most consistent breaks in the Los Angeles area, El Porto is probably our most recommended spot for beginners. It is a wave magnet and when other beaches may be flat, you’ll most likely find some waves here. Based on this consistency, it is a great spot for beginners that are still learning how to read the surf reports. Newcomers can trust that they can show up any day and any time and probably have something to ride.
When is the Best Time to Go?
As mentioned, El Porto is one of the more consistent breaks in the LA South Bay Area, so you can bet that any time you show up there will be something. Overall, most West swells and a medium tide work best here though. It can be one of the most crowded breaks in L.A. on summer days – get there early to claim your spot in the sand.
Who Surfs at El Porto:
Since this is near a neighborhood and not as popular as the Manhattan Beach Pier stretch to the south, El Porto ends up mainly being a local beach and surf spot.
Ready to Start Shreddin’?
Let’s get out there! 😎 Book a lesson at El Porto or at any of our other awesome beach locations. One of our fantastic instructors will meet you at the beach with all the gear necessary. They’ll have you catching waves in no time! See you soon!