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by Bill Polick

Rincon may just be the second best place next to Malibu for California surfing.  Its right point break has rides than can run 150-200 yards on a good swell.

I first surfed Rincon in the 60s and it's the same wave today that I remember then.   Rights that keep on coming.  

Walk to the point and paddle nearly parallel to the surf line, turn and catch the next set.  Getting over the rocky shore can be tricky (it's a good idea to walk out floating your board fin up at lower tides).  But the ride is excellent with a typical point break, fairly steep faces that can really tube when there's some size.  

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