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Latitude: 37° 0.564' N
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take highway 1 north from santa cruz, make a left onto swanton the spot is on the left, and you can park on either side of the road.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
DirectionRight and left
BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)
PowerHollow, Powerful, Fun, Ledgey
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionNorth, NorthWest
Good wind directionNorthWest
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+
Best tide positionMid and high tide
Best tide movementRising tide
davenport can be a very fun wave between 3-5ft the left is best but the right is good too.it can be shifty at times,very easy paddle out,but if davenport is over 5ft beware it"s got da juice,and will leave your board tombstoneing in the white water if you choke on the drop,surf it in the mornings or in the late evenings,parking is on the road.
very mellow vibe,you might see some oldtimers drinking beer hanging out on the road watching the surfers,but nothing to worry about,just say hi to them,if you surf davenport in the morning you might have it to yourself or with a couple of guy"s out.
I really like this spot it can get really good,it"s basically a morning spot,or late evening,weekends can be crowded but plenty of waves a "hit or miss" spot.
By Anonymous , 17-05-2010
Here sharky sharky - Yet another shark sighting 5/14/10. Small 4' white spotted cruising the reef. Watch yer toes!
By Anonymous , 25-09-2008
shark sighting - shark sighting late evening Sunday large fin made pass by the fish ladder and then slowly cruised the reef heading south One guy said the fin was huge and he could see the tail fin as it moved south spooky place
By Chicken of the Sea , 27-04-2008
Sharks, seals and whales - Update: shark spotted mid-April, chased several surfers out of the water. No surprise considering the huge numbers of seals and whales in the area.
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