Blacks BeachRate this spot:
|Wave Quality Rating||5|
|Type of Wave||Beach break|
|Direction of Wave||Right & left|
Blacks is a fast high performance, hollow and powerful wave that does not suit a beginner - beginners are better off at scrips pier. Be careful of sneaker sets as these can even humble the pros. Blacks can really turn on fast just don't expect an easy time. Wipeouts are harsh as you can get held down a loooong time.
All that said its a must to surf in San Diego and a shortboarders paradise when its on. The only downside is that its a nudest beach - the downside being that its mainly old men so don't expect to see any mermaids. Despite its seclusion blacks does have frequent lifeguard patrols. Just do yourself a favour respect blacks you will regret it if you don't.
Blacks is easy to find just point yourself towards Torey Pines Golf Course and look for the handglider port turnoff. Take the dirt rode to the end and you will come across a trail.
This is not for the faint hearted its very high and a really long way down. If you are scared of heights wait for low tide and walk round from Torey Pines State Beach. If you are fit then you should have no problems just remember after your session to save some energy for the hump back up the hill - mark my words its a looooong way down but even longer getting back up. The trail down is pretty much a no brainer but first timers should use caution.
Just don't forget anything otherwise its a loong way back to the car!!
Park in the dirt carpark next to the glider port - its free so no worries.When its Flat?
Blacks has several hiking trails that are spectacular a must to explore. Just watch out for false trails.
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