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Latitude: 34° 26.111' N
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Drive past Sandpiper golf course then go towards the Bacara hotel, park in the lot before the hotel by the tennis courts. Go down the beach access, and walk past the pier. Driftwoods is at bottom of point, there's lots of driftwood around. If its not a lower tide, take the train tracks above the parking lot and walk, there will be a path down the hill after a break in the fence.
DistanceTake a car
WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityRegional Classic
BottomSandy with rock
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell direction
Good wind direction
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+
Best tide positionLow and mid tide
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week-end crowdFew surfers
Park in the Haskell's parking lot by the Bacara. This place gets really good with a big swell and a lower tide. Can still be pretty fun on smaller days. The take off is usually nice and the wave can get fast especially on the inside. the problem is getting there and the locals. locals will slash your tires, throw rocks, and even throw your clothes into the poison oak bushes so you get a gnarly rash. the walk from the haskels parking lot is dangerous unless its very low tide, because waves smash up against the cliffs. a few people have drowned in the last year trying to get to this spot. overall, i would go to campus point or devereax instead, both are great waves with friendly locals.
This is a nice isolated place, with not too many people out. If somebody claims their a Goleta local and gives you a hard time, don't worry. They're all bark and no bite. The "local" yokels are hardly ever out there anyway.
This place can be really good on bigger swells with really long rides. It's a good place to beat the crowds of IV or rincon.
By surfman1977 , 18-11-2011
1 other thing - if you are looking for info about naples reef, look at photo #1 posted here, that point type setup you see in the background of this photo is naples reef Im pretty sure, so if you are having trouble finding that place you should be able to at least get a better feel for it now.
By surfman1977 , 18-11-2011
comming soon - Ripcurl Search - comming soon - Ripcurl Search "somewhere in goleta" - no joke, this spot is now gonna be on the map for sure. there is some secret footage of kelly and tom surfing here that ripcurl just got ahold of, I was down here the other day and saw some guys with ripcurl hoodies on and clipboards, they where trying to go by unnoticed but they had binocks and where typing stuff into iphones the whole time. I asked them what was up and they didnt really want to talk about it so I just followed them around for a while trying to talk to them and finally they broke down and said they where scouting possible sites for a new ripcurl search contest and that this place is 1 of 5 they are looking at in the area.
By Tanker , 01-03-2010
What a bunch of verbal kooks - Stupid postings like "we know who you are" and "locals spots" is crap. Surfed last weekend with a couple of bros. It was hugh. I paddled out with three guys in the water, after 15 minutes they split in. I had hugh waves all to myself as my bros paddled up to the point. No one threatened us, everyone was pretty cool. My bro got worked on a major set, lost his board and the locs ran and picked it up off the reef. This is not a secret spot, just off the beaten path. Your lame verbal threats are immature. You must be 15, 16 years old. I guess it was too big for most of you little kids. Glad you stayed home and played x-box. More big waves for me. Mahalo.
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