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Latitude: 35° 34.157' N
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Passing through Cambria and heading north on California Highway 1, turn left onto Windsor and then make a quick right onto Moonstone Beach Drive. You'll find a parking area about 1/2 a mile up the road on the left.
DistanceIn the city
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
DirectionRight and left
BottomSandy with rock
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthShort (< 50m)
Good swell direction
Good wind direction
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week-end crowdFew surfers
Bounded to the south by a rock pile and to the north by scattered tide pools and a reef, Santa Rosa breaks best during from late summer through the winter months.
The spot can handle a number of fun waves, including super clean wedge that wraps around the southern rock pile at high tide during a consistent south swell. At low tide during a south, you should be able to catch some amazing lefts breaking off of the north side of the rock pile.
The beach break in the center best handles west and north swells, and you might find a fun right over the northern reef.
By Drake , 01-09-2010
- Uh...when locals write that it sucks...you gotta to know it gets good...really good. That's all I got to say. But bring your 4/3...even in summer. I was there in August 2010 and it was 53 degrees in the water!!! Damn that's cold...especially when you could be in the tropics instead!
By JoB , 17-05-2008
beginners??? - Make sure your life insurance is paid up. Can sneak up on you. Not for the weak
By anonymous , 19-11-2005
Fickality - This spot is fickle and tides will kill it when youjust got out. Very fickle.
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