- Dec 12, 2018 -
“56th Street has many faces depending on swell direction,” says Estrada. “Personally, I like combo (Southwest/Northwest) swells because they create A-Frame, hollow peaks. These swells most often occur in the spring and the fall. In the summer we get straight south swells and the wave becomes more lined-up and the lefts break off the jetty then runs down the beach.”
One thing to note: with 54th street and a handful of other jetties just to the south, there can be consistent waves to catch all year-round. These other jetties will take most swell directions. But despite this consistency, it’s also worth mentioning that Newport is consistently smaller than Huntington Beach, just a few miles to the north.