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Latitude: 34° 26.944' N
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Update 4/29/2009. Access to this spot is very difficult now. The ranch and land where the trail is has been littered constantly (mostly by students and visiting Brazilians) and the owners are now heavily enforcing trespassing rules because of this. You either have to paddle or boat in unless you know the owners and get an invite. Paddle is about 2-3 miles and the shore is cliffs meet ocean so hiking is nearly impossible unless it's negative tide. Hiking in is illegal and they now actually call the cops if they catch you. The wave is a semi point. It's good at the takeoff and turns into a mush burger, similar to Ledbetter beach. It pales in comparison to it's big sisters El Cap to the north and Campus Point to the south. Not really worth the effort for a wave that is mediocre at best.
DistanceTake a car
WalkLong walk (>30 mn)
Easy to find?Hard to find
Public access?Private access
Special accessPaddle > 20mn or Boat
Alternative name Pikes Place
Wave qualityRegional Classic
ExperiencePros or kamikaze only...
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionNorth, NorthWest
Good wind directionNorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+
Best tide positionHigh tide only
Best tide movementRising tide
Week crowdFew surfers
- Private beach
Usually not worth the effort. Very wind and tide sensitive and the locals and regulars are crazy.
Rarely gets good, not worth the hassle.
Much better spots nearby
By Anonymous , 19-01-2010
NOT WORTH IT - place is flat year round. Went down there got hassled. Rocks thrown at me. Bunch of cavemen fighting each other for knee high (at best) waves. I didnt even surf, Then went back to my car and some asshole wrecked my car.
By Anonymous , 26-12-2009
- I'm from Kauai where true locs are. You blonde haired pussies can act tough in cali, but you'd get scraped in the islands. I'll be at eddies tomorrow. I hope you try me.
By Anonymous , 22-12-2009
... - Theres no such thing as an "invite" to this spot. your either an Ed's local or you arent. Lots of longtime Goleta locals do not surf here. Its not that big of a deal, just go somewhere else, you will have more fun.
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