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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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 Greyhound Rock

USA, California, Santa Cruz

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The spot is between Scotts Creek and Waddell Creek, north of Santa Cruz. It's a well established fishing spot and has a good parking lot and trail down to the beach.

English (Translate this text in English): The spot is between Scotts Creek and Waddell Creek, north of Santa Cruz. It's a well established fishing spot and has a good parking lot and trail down to the beach.

English (Translate this text in English): The spot is between Scotts Creek and Waddell Creek, north of Santa Cruz. It's a well established fishing spot and has a good parking lot and trail down to the beach.

English (Translate this text in English): The spot is between Scotts Creek and Waddell Creek, north of Santa Cruz. It's a well established fishing spot and has a good parking lot and trail down to the beach.

DistanceTake a car

WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityWorld Class

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyDon't know

Wave

TypeReef-rocky

DirectionLeft

BottomFlat rocks with sand

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful

Normal length

Good day length

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorth, NorthWest, West, SouthWest, South

Good wind directionNorth, NorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft

Best tide positionLow and mid tide

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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Dangers

- Rocks
- Sharks

 Additional Information

Grehound Rock is actually two spots. The heavy wedge-like left in front of the main big rock breaks on a S or SW. Out in front the smaller rock to the north is another left out on a submerged reef that breaks on all W & NW swells. The NW spot is the more consistent of the two but the SW spot has an insane, perfect, extremely powerful barrel. For seasoned barrel riders only!

English (Translate this text in English): Grehound Rock is actually two spots. The heavy wedge-like left in front of the main big rock breaks on a S or SW. Out in front the smaller rock to the north is another left out on a submerged reef that breaks on all W & NW swells. The NW spot is the more consistent of the two but the SW spot has an insane, perfect, extremely powerful barrel. For seasoned barrel riders only!

English (Translate this text in English): Grehound Rock is actually two spots. The heavy wedge-like left in front of the main big rock breaks on a S or SW. Out in front the smaller rock to the north is another left out on a submerged reef that breaks on all W & NW swells. The NW spot is the more consistent of the two but the SW spot has an insane, perfect, extremely powerful barrel. For seasoned barrel riders only!

English (Translate this text in English): Grehound Rock is actually two spots. The heavy wedge-like left in front of the main big rock breaks on a S or SW. Out in front the smaller rock to the north is another left out on a submerged reef that breaks on all W & NW swells. The NW spot is the more consistent of the two but the SW spot has an insane, perfect, extremely powerful barrel. For seasoned barrel riders only!

Atmosphere

Don't forget that this is in a shark area. It's also a heavily fished spot and may have some chum-happy sharks. None the less, I surfed it for two years, mostly alone and never saw so much as a fin. It's a little lonely there in the winter. The spot is also a world-class beach and can get some nudists (mostly to the north) in the summer.

English (Translate this text in English): Don't forget that this is in a shark area. It's also a heavily fished spot and may have some chum-happy sharks. None the less, I surfed it for two years, mostly alone and never saw so much as a fin. It's a little lonely there in the winter. The spot is also a world-class beach and can get some nudists (mostly to the north) in the summer.

English (Translate this text in English): Don't forget that this is in a shark area. It's also a heavily fished spot and may have some chum-happy sharks. None the less, I surfed it for two years, mostly alone and never saw so much as a fin. It's a little lonely there in the winter. The spot is also a world-class beach and can get some nudists (mostly to the north) in the summer.

English (Translate this text in English): Don't forget that this is in a shark area. It's also a heavily fished spot and may have some chum-happy sharks. None the less, I surfed it for two years, mostly alone and never saw so much as a fin. It's a little lonely there in the winter. The spot is also a world-class beach and can get some nudists (mostly to the north) in the summer.

General

Greyhound Rock is a great surf area and deserves to be better known. Both lefts can be totally epic and the northern NW swell spot is a real day-in-day-out workhorse. There are also many other good spots in the area, as you'll quickly see if you start exploring. Some of those spots are fickle and others are localized so tread lightly and learn.

English (Translate this text in English): Greyhound Rock is a great surf area and deserves to be better known. Both lefts can be totally epic and the northern NW swell spot is a real day-in-day-out workhorse. There are also many other good spots in the area, as you'll quickly see if you start exploring. Some of those spots are fickle and others are localized so tread lightly and learn.

English (Translate this text in English): Greyhound Rock is a great surf area and deserves to be better known. Both lefts can be totally epic and the northern NW swell spot is a real day-in-day-out workhorse. There are also many other good spots in the area, as you'll quickly see if you start exploring. Some of those spots are fickle and others are localized so tread lightly and learn.

English (Translate this text in English): Greyhound Rock is a great surf area and deserves to be better known. Both lefts can be totally epic and the northern NW swell spot is a real day-in-day-out workhorse. There are also many other good spots in the area, as you'll quickly see if you start exploring. Some of those spots are fickle and others are localized so tread lightly and learn.

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By OC1 , 26-11-2009

ESL boyyz - thats funny the TRANNYs are dropping respect and paddling out to whack with their idols @ 26th

By ez , 10-04-2007

sharky - some buddies of mine got chased out by a 10 footer about 3 weeks ago

By -Reality , 20-01-2007

Witty - Ya know, it seems like the only sharks I've been concerned with lately are the ones posting on sites like this one. Go to government sites if you want to really "sink your teeth" into factual info. on shark sightings and/or attacks.

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