Nicholas Canyon is located between two more popular Malibu beaches (zuma and leo carillo) on an easy to miss spot off PCH, Nicholas Canyon is a great place to get a little further away from the crowds.
This spot is known to surfers as Zeros and is primarily a left hand point break during summer’s South swells. It’s one of our favorite spots because the wave has a good shape and the rocks inside tend to thin out the kooks.
Zeros is also a good winter break as North swells change the direction to a right that can get hollow when off shore winds pick up speed as they run down the canyon. Watch out when the tide is low because it is really easy to end up in front of the rocks risking damage to bone and fiberglass.
Note: Park on pch if you don’t want to pay in the lot!