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Latitude: 34° 24.361' N
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Breaks in Isla Vista near UCSB. Just park on De la Playa and walk on down.
DistanceTake a car
WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
DirectionRight and left
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthShort (< 50m)
Good swell directionNorthWest, West
Good wind directionNorth, East, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+
Best tide positionLow and mid tide
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week crowdFew surfers
Routine beach break that occasionaly turns out some quick and tubey shoulders. Can be alright on wind swells when other spots are too disorganized. An if your in the neighborhood spot.
Good place to nurse a hangover.
By RedTriangleSurf , 29-07-2008
Depressions - I have surfed Depressions a bunch over the last couple years and the place can get good. Need the right tide and kind of swell but I will let you guys figure that out on your own. Dont get discouraged if it is small can still be fun. Ps the misto left is true on the right swell and tide very pockety wave even when small ill post 2 photos of me on one
By Anonymous , 12-08-2006
- actually you are out of luck. the waves are usually smaller than my dingaling after getting out of the water.
By UCSB Alumnus , 07-12-2005
The best part about Depressions is... - sex on the beach after hooking up at a party on Del Playa. Can't tell you how many times I saw the two-backed beast going at it below my apartment. The wave itself is small, closed out and oily (tar blobs everywhere). It's not really a wave to be honest.
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