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Latitude: 36° 58.27' 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
Wave qualityRegional Classic
DirectionRight and left
BottomFlat rocks with sand
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthVery Long (300 to 500 m)
Good swell directionWest, SouthWest, South
Good wind directionNorth, NorthWest
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+
Best tide positionMid tide
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
Two main spots: 1st Jetty and 2nd Jetty/Main Peak. 1st jetty is good for nice clean hollow barrels but only breaks on 4-5 and bigger swells. Lots of spongers out at 1st jetty. The 2nd peak is the main peak which breaks right and left. The right is usually longer but is more crowed. Spot is good for beginners which makes it sketchy because there is boards flying everywhere on the weekends. The left is a little more steep and meets up with 1st jetty's wave which is a good spot to pull an air. The parking sucks here so go park a 1/4 mile away next to the train tracks.
Overall it's a good spot. The winds are almost always offshore and there is a positive vibe to the place.
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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