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Access is through private land, park off of 101 and run across crazed farmer's property for 10 minutes. Or...long walk down the railroad tracks then turn off onto ARCO's land and walk in. 20 minutes min.
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Reef break with emphasis on the rights. Best on a solid west swell, north swells can't wrap in. Not epic but fun waves can be had with occasional long workable lines, some tubes at low tide. At it's best resembles a good right point break.
A good place to beat crowds. Though when Naples is on so are most other waves which are often better.
A nice stretch of coast. Isolated and peaceful. Not much of a beach left at high tide. Plans are for development of the area.
By surfman1977 , 18-11-2011
this place is worth a look - naples reef is a strange bird but can get really fun. its just another spot along the gaviota coast that can get good but more often than not you will end up getting skunked. You will be able to find this spot because you will see 100+ cars parked on the side of the little access road off off the 101 just north of goleta, if there is swell rumor you will also see people with boards walking back and forth across the cow fields. just follow those people.
By Anonymous , 11-01-2010
sketch - very dangerous wave, if you can ever call it that. not very consistent, sectioney at best. and the locals arn't freindly
By Anonymous , 26-08-2009
Whities Spotted - 12'-25' white shark was spotted recently out on the reef.
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