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Latitude: 41° 2.113' N
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From 101 north, ~ 12 mi north of Arcata, take the Westhaven Exit. Turn left under the freeway, and the road will immediately "T". Go right about a quarter mile until you come to the cliff around the right-hand bend. You can check the surf from one of a couple small pull-outs overlooking Camel Rock--you'll see immediately why it's named that. To get down to the beach (~200 feet down), park about 100 yds further north in the larger lot.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name 6th Ave, Houda Point
DirectionRight and left
BottomSandy with rock
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell direction
Good wind direction
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+
Best tide positionLow and mid tide
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week crowdFew surfers
North coast beauty, off the main highway. Seals abound, very rare GW shark sightings. Sand bar works in late winter and spring, but not every year. When it's going, it can't be beat. Probably one of the more crowded spots in Humboldt County.
By ColdWater , 24-03-2009
The Smiling Menace - Shark sighting at 6 pm on Mon. the 23rd. No one was molested.
By Anonymous , 09-01-2009
Camel's Too Crowded - Yo all you aggro people at Camel. Mellow out, or we're coming after you
By Anonymous , 18-11-2008
- the reason us shortboarders drop in on you longboarders is because you waste waves. you stand up and kick out off the back. you dont finish waves through and through. you also are all kooks except for dave. you all fall and get in the way. so we will all continue to snake you until you learn to surf!!!
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