About Laguna Beach (Brooks Street)

If Laguna Beach were to have one beacon, it'd certainly have to be Brooks Street. During large S and SW swells, this shapeless clump of rocks and reef transforms into a 200-yard racetrack left. Brooks is strictly a summer and autumn break. Southern Hemisphere swells and hurricanes that drift into the swell window off Baja head into Brooks Street with unfettered power. If you walk down the stairs to the beach and look south, you'll see the takeoff zone: a submerged reef some 30 yards out. Waves boil off this reef (mondo S swells move out to second and third reefs), create a foamy helping-hand over the ledge, and throw surfers into a mad dash down the line. As the wave hits the inside section, boils pop up like landmines.

Source: Laguna Beach (Brooks Street) Surf Guide

Ability Level


Beg Int Adv

Confident to expert

Local Vibe


Welcoming Intimidating


Crowd Factor


Mellow Heavy


Spot Rating


Poor Perfect

Wobbly, sectiony left reef point most days but gets very good under the right circumstances.

Shoulder Burn


Light Exhausting

Pretty mellow if you don't get smoked in the shorebreak paddling out.

Water Quality


Clean Dirty

Typically clean but gets dicey after a rain.

Additional Information


Trying to find parking, bouncing off the rock shelf on the inside, backwash at high tide.


If you see a parking spot in Laguna, get it. Fast.

Bring Your

Shortboard, fish, bodyboard, skimming, gun


Sharp rocks and little bit of sand.

Best Season


Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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