Dockweiler Beach is an afterthought for most surfers as they drive to El Porto in Manhattan Beach. However, the parking is free and there are never more than about a dozen people out in the water spread out over a quarter mile of beach! The sand bars appear to be building up and there were some fun little windswell peelers over the 4th of July weekend. This is an especially good spot if you are a beginner or hate crowds. Let's meet at lifeguard station 50 at 9am. Lifeguard station 50 is about a half mile north of Imperial Highway. You can park on Vista del Mar instead of the pay parking lots on the beach.