Silver Strand Beach (also known as Hollywood by the Sea) is a popular beach town in Oxnard, California. Silver Strand has a long history of strict localism which is more present during the high season which runs from September through March. It's favored among Oxnard locals and tourists alike, given its family friendly atmosphere, sandy beaches, restaurants and proximity to the Channel Islands Harbor.
Also known as Hollywood by the Sea or Oxnard. Silver Strand's waves are powerful, barreling and fun, short to normal A-frame beach and jetty breaks. The waves are flanked by the Channel Islands Harbor south jetty and the Port Hueneme north jetty. The beach break has three peaks and tubes galore: The Jetty: great for longboards and intermediate surfers going right; The Bowl: in action in the fall and winter; La Janelle: left hand sandbar. Any and all boards are good here, depending on the wave. Consistency is high year-round.
About the Access
Access via Ocean Drive in Oxnard. Limited parking is available—be wary of vandalism.
Current Surf Report
- Surf Height1 - 1 ft
- Wind4 mph
Last updated: 2 weeks ago
- Skill LevelIntermediate
- ConsistencyYear round
- Wave LengthShort, Normal
- Wave DirectionA-frame
- Board TypeShortboard, Bodyboard
- Type of BreakBeach, Jetty / Groyne
- Swell directionsS, NW, W
- Best wind directionsE
- Crowd levels / weekFew to Crowded
- Crowd levels / weekendCrowded
- Best tidesLow, Mid
- PowerPowerful, Barreling, Mellow
- Access ByPublic Beach, Paddle out