How to get there: Crossing the railroad tracks is illegal, and we do not, could not, and would not condone lawbreaking of any kind. That being said, surfers generally park in the neighborhoods around 8th Street and head west, crossing the tracks, and finding one of the trails headed down the bluff. It’s a little hairy getting down, so proceed with caution.
When the surf is bigger, 8th Street holds it really nicely and is a significantly less-crowded alternative to 15th Street. It’s at the bottom of a high bluff, so it’s a bit of a trek, but the view alone is worth the risk. If you want to make your out-of-town friends jealous, Snapchat them from the top of said bluff.