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Latitude: 36° 58.273' N
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When Parking is challenging follow public parking signs up the hill to the remote public lot. Or feel like getting ripped off and pay 10 bucks to park at the Theater. If you are lucky and get a good parking meter bring lots of change. 2 hour meters near the beach.
DistanceIn the city
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
DirectionRight and left
BottomSandy with rock
Normal lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good day lengthVery Long (300 to 500 m)
Good swell directionSouthWest, South
Good wind directionEast, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+
Best tide positionLow and mid tide
Best tide movementRising tide
Week-end crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
When very small and on low tide you can hit rocks and also when small lots of kelp. Epic spot when going off. Every now and then, on a 15 ft northwest swell, this place will light up with perfect glassy and barrely/offshore 3 to 5 foot faces that seem to last forever and only 20 guys out in the line up.... but when does that ever happen? 350 days of the year, this spot is flat! Be careful of the creek water after a rain!
Right next to a jetty it can sometimes break like a point. You have to pay for it but if your lucky park next to the railroad next to the cliff, but a longer walk but it's free.
It can be fun when medium size but horrible when small. Great longboard spot... just don't tell your friends - it's local. Local Family Spot.
By madsurfdaddy , 23-10-2006
Fun Wave - hit it on my 9'6" Sat. falling high tide, the peak was a little shifty, quite a wait between sets and not much of an inside section but definately worth the wait, long rights, chest to head high
By londonkook , 22-10-2006
nice - just got back from here at Sunset. Low tide was at 5pm or and it was really low. Surf is 4-6+ in town and the good sets here were easily at that. A bit kelpy, and you had to be patient but it was a great wave - really fun. I suppose I am an out of shape kook, and this is my second season of getting my ass pummelled in the town spots. I moved here last fall and had no friends or mentors to show the way. I've even been cursed out at cowells! I never wanted to get in peoples way, I just didn't know what/where was good for me really. Capitola is good for me and I felt that right after my first few waves. I don't think there is anything wrong with websites like this - they just spread people out and give them info. back in the day it was who you knew, but this is the wave of the future.
By IB DAVE , 20-09-2006
bom bora biaaatch! - GOOFYFOOTERS find it when it goes off and you will be hooked.
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