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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Santa Cruz

USA, California

You will find here all the possible types of spots: beach-breaks, reefs, big waves, crowded points, uncrowded semi-secret spots. The wind is always offshore somewhere (except S to SW winds). It pick NW to S swells. It's a very competitive area.

English (Translate this text in English): You will find here all the possible types of spots: beach-breaks, reefs, big waves, crowded points, uncrowded semi-secret spots. The wind is always offshore somewhere (except S to SW winds). It pick NW to S swells. It's a very competitive area.

English (Translate this text in English): You will find here all the possible types of spots: beach-breaks, reefs, big waves, crowded points, uncrowded semi-secret spots. The wind is always offshore somewhere (except S to SW winds). It pick NW to S swells. It's a very competitive area.

English (Translate this text in English): You will find here all the possible types of spots: beach-breaks, reefs, big waves, crowded points, uncrowded semi-secret spots. The wind is always offshore somewhere (except S to SW winds). It pick NW to S swells. It's a very competitive area.

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Seasons
Jan/Feb Mar/Apr May/Jun Jul/Aug Sep/Oct Nov/Dec
Best Surfing Season
Typical Swell Size
Surf Equipment Traje Fullsuit Traje Fullsuit Traje Fullsuit Traje de neopreno para surf (springsuit) Traje de neopreno para surf (springsuit) Traje Fullsuit
Water temp. 54°F
12°C
55°F
13°C
57°F
14°C
59°F
15°C
66°F
19°C
55°F
13°C
Air temp. 50°F
10°C
55°F
13°C
57°F
14°C
66°F
19°C
59°F
15°C
54°F
12°C
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Seasonal swell & wind variations

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Surf Spots

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Quality Direction Type Frequ Experience
3 Mile 2 / -
Right and left Reef-rocky All surfers
4 Mile 6 / -
Right Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Ano Nuevo 7 / -
Right Sand-bar Experienced surfers
Big Creek 1 / -
Right and left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Capitola jetty 2 / -
Right and left Reef-rocky All surfers
Cowells cove 9 / -
Right Point-break Beginners wave
Davenport - / -
Right and left Reef-rocky All surfers
Gazos Creek - / -
Right and left Beach-break Experienced surfers
Glen hollow - / -
Beach-break Experienced surfers
Greyhound Rock 2 / -
Left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Harbor mouth 3 / -
Right breakwater/jetty Experienced surfers
Laguna Creek - / -
Right and left Beach-break Experienced surfers
Manresa 6 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Mitchell's Cove 3 / -
Right Point-break Experienced surfers
Murph Bar 2 / -
Right and left Beach-break
Natural Bridges 3 / -
Right Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Pleasure Point 9 / -
Right Point-break All surfers
Ryms - / -
Experienced surfers
Santa Cruz - 26th 5 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Santa Cruz - 41st privates - / -
Right Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Santa Cruz - RockView St - / -
Right Reef-rocky All surfers
Santa Cruz - Sunny Cove 2 / -
Right Beach-break All surfers
Scott's Creek - / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Seacliff Beach 1 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Shaks - / -
Right and left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Steamer Lane 44 / -
Right and left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
The Hook 7 / -
Right Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
The Rivermouth 1 / -
Right Sand-bar Experienced surfers
The Wedge 1 / -
Left Beach-break All surfers
Waddell Creek 2 / -
Right and left Beach-break Experienced surfers
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Pisco23 avatar
Waddell Creek
By Pisco23
Jul 26, 2014
fun with son - Went north of Santa Cruz to find even a bit of swell - town is super-flat.  Tried to get my 8 yr old out on a soft-top, but the watre was just too cold for his cheap wetsuit.  So wrapped him in a blanket on the beach and had a few small wal
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Pleasure Point
By peet
Nov 10, 2012
any day with swell - People, please start making an effort to get out of the way when people are up and riding waves.  This starts before the wave is 10 or 20 feet from you.  You should be able to tell long before the wave gets to you whether you should
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Pleasure Point
By H2ochris
Oct 20, 2009
- Yikes, high tide is tricky. Just getting off the steps was a challenge. Hitting it at high tide is tough (5.8+). Far better 1.5 to 3.5. Eating humple pie doesnt taste so good. Went to the Jetty to drink a beer and lick my wounds and found out
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By Manuel Escudero , 26-02-2010

- Hey Barty, my wife is going to send me down to Dominican at this rate. Now shes nagging at me about cleaning the chicken coop, that hag. I told her God Damn it Esther, I'll clean the damn coops when I get back. She wont shut her fat face for one moment, you know what Barty, shes got her pink rollers on too tight, thats the problem. Im leaving now old pal.

By Manuel Escudero , 26-02-2010

Bart - Bart was that you? Put your name in there somehwere you old salt dog. This is Manny, yes, I will be with my dog Enzo at the corner pocket at 11:00, lets go for a walk, then to the Over the Hill, my goddamn wife wont shut her damn mouth blah blah blah water the squash, put the toilet set up, make sure you feed the birds, the avocado tree looks swollen, you see what I have to put up with

By Anonymous , 26-02-2010

Manny - Manny you olde dog how the hell are ya, well goddamn I'm about to really strangle the necks of these fish and game bastards, the goddamn salmon season is closed, goddamn activists, no salmon comin up the river, aint what it used to be, then you got these whipper snappers runnin around making a big ruckus everywhere, with their skateboards and graffiti, say Manny, meet me down at the corner pocket around 11:00

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