The Waves Are Legendary
Ralph’s is an amazing place to surf due to the world-class wave quality and the fact that it is not easily accessible so you have to put in some effort to surf here. The waves are some of the longest and biggest in the area.
Experienced Surfers Only
Anyone can surf here, but it is best for experienced surfers only. The waves can be long and big. They allow for multiple turns and barrels.
Watch your Surroundings
There are also a lot of dangers lurking that could spell trouble for surfers who do not have enough experience. You’ll encounter rips and undertows. The bottom is basically rock, which is terribly unforgiving. Plus, urchins populate the area, and sharks are not uncommon.
Bring Appropriate Gear
The water at Ralph's can be chilly, even in the summer months. Consider wearing a wetsuit and bringing a towel and extra layers to stay warm after your surf session.
Check the Tides
Ralphs surf break works for long and shortboards. It’s best at mid-tide, but high tide produces a good experience, too.
Fall has the Best Waves
You’ll want to go in fall for premium conditions, but winter and summer are just as nice. Stay away when the wind is blowing from the south because the waves will fall flat. The best winds come from the north or west. They produce the epic southwest, south and southeast swells.
Surf, Surf and more Surf
There isn’t really anything else to do here except surf. So, avoid bringing along anyone who just wants to sit and watch unless you have a nice boat where they can sit.