Clam - The entire cliff in collectively known as
"The Clam", but there is a jump called The Clam
too. The reason it is called The Clam is because the two
main edges of the cliff stick out over the water and round
in the middle to form the shape of a clam shell.
Point - This jump shapes into a point, It is the
most common and 2nd most easiest jump. It's height is only
Rock - This is the easiest jump at an entire 7 feet.
Claw - The launch point of this jump looks just
like a bear's claw. A fairly easy jump at 37 feet. Just
be careful of the side walls, you jump in between The Point
and Woman's Rock, only a 15 foot opening.
Bear Claw (animated gif) - A jump for the
veterans. This is a 45 foot jump, but it's 10 feet back
from the Bear Claw. With a running start you launch off
the cliff and pass right over Bear Claw and through The
Pass (animated gif) - A 15 foot opening in-between
The Point and The Wall. Sections of the walls have barnacles
on them. Bad, bad, bad to hit them.
Wall (animated gif) - One of my personal
favorites! You start running broadside of The Point, and
run right over Bear Claw. You make and immediate left turn
and run down one of the walls of The Pass. At the end of
the wall you launch off and pass right over Woman's Rock.
This is a very exciting jump to watch. People have contests
to see how low they can run down the wall before launching,
but don't slip!
Pedestal - Was just a normal 30 foot jump where
you launched from a little pedestal sticking off of a cliff.
For what ever reason, the City of San Diego came down and
knocked it off. You can still jump it, but there is no little
Double Pedestal (animated gif) - 5 feet back
from what used to be The Pedestal is yes, another pedestal.
Standing on it you launch yourself over The Pedestal. (or
at least you pretend that it is still there.)
The Needle (animated gif) - By far, this
is one of the most FEARED jumps. Only standing about 35
feet, you launch yourself forward and into an envelop only
about 3 feet wide. An Insane jump!
Washing Machine - A visually magnificent 35 foot
jump. There is a reef about 30 feet from where you jump
from. If you wait for the perfect time, a swell will wash
over the reef and create a very turbulent pool of water
that you jump into. If taken right, after you hit the water
you get washed around and flipped upside-down. This is a
Crack (animated gif) - This is technically
a jump, although I have never seen anyone do it. Standing
only 15 feet tall, you have to land in an envelop about
1 1/2 feet wide.
Pocket (animated gif) - A 15 foot jump into
a square pocket of water. The pocket is made from the wall
you stand on, and three reefs. Location point of landing
Tide (animated gif) - You got it! Only jump
this 55 foot jump at the highest of tides, and if that isn't
enough, you have to wait for a good swell too. At a low
tide, the place you land is only 2 feet deep! So even at
a high tide and a good swell, you have to banana into the
water at entry. The nice thing is that the Ocean floor has
lots of sea grass that allows you to slide as you hit the
Man's Cliff (entire cliff)
Jumping(animated gif ) - AKA, The Ultimate
Jump! This cliff reaches 107 feet tall, depending on the
tide. So why is a simple 107 foot jump so hard? Some people
jump bridges that are 200 feet? ? Well, considering that
the wall of the mountain curves down, you cant just jump
straight down. You HAVE to have a running start to clear
the entire cliff, otherwise you roll down the cliff! On
the way down, you have to make sure you don't over rotate
from the forward momentum or you will face plant which sure
would hurt! If that isn't bad enough, the water depth is
only 8 to 15 feet deep, depending on the tide. I only recommend
jumping at a very high tide like 7.0 or higher which only
happens about 4 times a year.