Reef Point

Reef Point, Crystal Cove

Updated: December 15, 2013

LOCATION:
On Pacific Coast Hwy between Corona Del Mar and Laguna Beach in Crystal Cove State Park.

MAP INFORMATION:
33.5666°N, 117.8327°W • Google Mapstopozone.com

FAVORABLE WINDS:
SW winds are best but slope works fairly well in SSW to WSW winds.

WEATHER OBSERVATION LINKS:
Balboa Weather Eye, (Tales Of Balboa), 4.6 mi. NW of slope near Balboa Pier.
EW3141 Corona Del Mar (MesoWest), 3.7 mi. NW of slope.
SDLBE Laguna Beach, (MesoWest), 3.4 mi, SE of slope.

WEATHER FORECAST LINKS:
NOAA/NWS Local 7-Day ForecastNOAA/NWS Zone ForecastNOAA/NWS Area Discussion
NOAA Coastal Waters ForecastNational Weather Service Graphical Forecast Map

GENERAL NOTES:
75-80′ steep cliff. Decent lift with moderate onshore flow and big lift in windy conditions. Large LZ covered with brush. Moderate rotor at top of slope. Cliff recovery is not possible so a fishing pole with heavy line and large tuna lure is advisable. If the Ranger is manning the kiosk it costs $10 to get in but the kiosk is frequently closed during the off-season and after 5pm. Regular flyers buy a yearly pass for $125.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS:
Starting point: Junction of MacArthur Blvd and Pacific Coast Hwy.

  • Go S on Pacific Coast Hwy for 3.7 mi. to Reef Point Dr. (traffic light).

Alternate starting point: Junction of Laguna Canyon Rd and Pacific Coast Hwy

  • Go N on Pacific Coast Hwy for 3.1 mi. to Reef Point Dr. (traffic light).

Turn towards the ocean into the parking lot. Turn RIGHT at the Tee past the Ranger kiosk and park near the center of the lot. Follow the dirt path towards ocean to the slope.

GPS WAYPOINTS:
33.56684, -118.85017 – Junction of Reef Point Dr. & Pacific Coast Hwy.
33.56709, -117.83183 – Trail head to slope.

All coordinates on this page are WGS84/NAD83 map datum.