Rat Beach (Torrance):
This beach is very scenic with the Palos
Verdes Peninusla to the South. Most of the activity is between Rat
Beach (RAT = right after Torrance) and Torrance Beach. Check with the
local kitesurfers and/or a lifeguard prior to setting up. This
is an intermediate / advanced level only beach since the limited launch
the ability to kiteboard upwind back to your launch point. The access
corridor is between the lifeguard towers "cliff" and "bluff". Once out,
stay beyond the breaking waves. Winds generally tend to be weak here.
best winds generally occur in the late spring or early summer in the
early afternoon. Click here for the local kitesurfing rules.
More info & links:
- Google map -
- Weather - Wind measurements and predictions
- Beachcam - Use the beachcam to see what the local wind condtions are and to see if any kitesurfers
info - Local beach info
- South Bay bike trail - Something else fun to do when the winds are weak.
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