It's famous. It's where the jetty meets the sea in Newport Beach, CA. and faces southwest. When big swells come in, it's also where people merge to watch professionals try and ride the monster waves it creates.
The 25 foot waves were brought by a passing hurricane way out to sea. I with a couple thousand others, watched as some of these surfers/boogie boards were able to conquer the waves. It was pretty incredible to see! Of course, in these conditions the lifeguards were on high alert and working incredibly hard. I saw several people who were way over their heads get rescued as well.
About an hour after sunset and on my home I stopped by their pier, my goodness what a perfect way to end my time there.