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This spot is located just N around the point from Ano Nuevo (Santa Cruz county's last spot) and is officially in San Mateo County. Look for big lighthouse- you can't miss it. The most 'alluring' waves break on the south side of the lighthouse in the cove. There are a series of funky reefs that I only call 'alluring' because they are almost always offshore. Sometimes the right-hander towards the rock stacks on the north side of the bay can be good on a big south swell and higher tide. Other reefs in the middle of the bay- while rideable- are pretty much junk surf. Once in a blue moon you'll find a decent wave here. There's a beachbreak on the north side of the lighthouse that can be fun on south swells... but this whole area is shark territory and I don't recommend it!
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Before you surf here, write and sign you will. This is great white territory and an abalone diver was killed and eaten by a huge shark here in the late 1980's. The surf usually is never worth the risk- but once in a 'blue moon' might be! (Night surfing, anyone?) There is a Youth Hostel at the lighthouse on the point for cheap and very scenic overnight lodging! Would be a good place to write the script of Jaws 7 from! But you'll have a hard time finding any 'extras' to cast as victims! You will NEVER see anyone surfing out here- and for good reason. Yet- people surf at Gazo's Creek just a mile to the south, so it might not be as spooky as it seems. But do you want to find out?
Spot is pretty to watch- worth pulling over for if it catches your eye. Surfing here? Maybe with a large group (to increase YOUR odds of getting chowed!). Otherwise, no thanks!
By eirk , 20-07-2007
its sick - right by pigeon point there is an island with a sick point break i saw for au nuevo point but with the huge seal population theres bound to be alot of sharjs
By anonymous , 20-01-2007
quit whining - sharks are the only thing everyone always whines about.ive been attacked twice.once at ano and once in south africa.being attacked isnt even that bad.surfing a perfect peek for hours is worth the bite of a shark.so dont let this place scare you.im going down there next weekend.SHARKS DONT PHASE ME!
By anonymous , 08-03-2005
Hell I've seen this place break... - But, it's also about the sharkiest spot I've ever seen. Go for it and watch for fish with BIG teeth.
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