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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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 Murph Bar

USA, California, Santa Cruz

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 Access

Going south on highway 1 take the soquel exit and take a right at the exit and a left onto soquel. then take a left onto 7th street and follow it to eastcliff. the break is located to the left of the harbor jetty.
Parking along Twin Lakes Beach

English (Translate this text in English): Going south on highway 1 take the soquel exit and take a right at the exit and a left onto soquel. then take a left onto 7th street and follow it to eastcliff. the break is located to the left of the harbor jetty.<br />Parking along Twin Lakes Beach

English (Translate this text in English): Going south on highway 1 take the soquel exit and take a right at the exit and a left onto soquel. then take a left onto 7th street and follow it to eastcliff. the break is located to the left of the harbor jetty.&lt;br &#47;&gt;Parking along Twin Lakes Beach

English (Translate this text in English): Going south on highway 1 take the soquel exit and take a right at the exit and a left onto soquel. then take a left onto 7th street and follow it to eastcliff. the break is located to the left of the harbor jetty.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Parking along Twin Lakes Beach

DistanceIn the city

WalkInstant access (&lt; 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name The Murph Bar

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

Experience

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful

Normal lengthShort (&lt; 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest

Good wind directionWest, SouthWest

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+

Best tide positionLow and mid tide

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdCrowded

Week-end crowdUltra crowded

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow
- Man-made danger (buoys etc..)
- Localism
- Pollution

 Additional Information

The dredging that destroys the Harbor mouth in the winter ironically creates an amazing hollow beachbreak called the murph bar at twin Lakes Beach. There's allways some sort of waves at twin lakes, but it rarely gets good for surfing, but it's pretty good for boogie boarding if your into that.it is almost allways closed out, but with a enough sand build up,the right swell direction, and the right conditions This place can go off.At it's finest the murph bar can do a perfect small teahupoo impression. It's incredibly difficult to get it when it's good, but if you do you wont regret it

English (Translate this text in English): The dredging that destroys the Harbor mouth in the winter ironically creates an amazing hollow beachbreak called the murph bar at twin Lakes Beach. There's allways some sort of waves at twin lakes, but it rarely gets good for surfing, but it's pretty good for boogie boarding if your into that.it is almost allways closed out, but with a enough sand build up,the right swell direction, and the right conditions This place can go off.At it's finest the murph bar can do a perfect small teahupoo impression. It's incredibly difficult to get it when it's good, but if you do you wont regret it

English (Translate this text in English): The dredging that destroys the Harbor mouth in the winter ironically creates an amazing hollow beachbreak called the murph bar at twin Lakes Beach. There's allways some sort of waves at twin lakes, but it rarely gets good for surfing, but it's pretty good for boogie boarding if your into that.it is almost allways closed out, but with a enough sand build up,the right swell direction, and the right conditions This place can go off.At it's finest the murph bar can do a perfect small teahupoo impression. It's incredibly difficult to get it when it's good, but if you do you wont regret it

English (Translate this text in English): The dredging that destroys the Harbor mouth in the winter ironically creates an amazing hollow beachbreak called the murph bar at twin Lakes Beach. There's allways some sort of waves at twin lakes, but it rarely gets good for surfing, but it's pretty good for boogie boarding if your into that.it is almost allways closed out, but with a enough sand build up,the right swell direction, and the right conditions This place can go off.At it's finest the murph bar can do a perfect small teahupoo impression. It's incredibly difficult to get it when it's good, but if you do you wont regret it

Atmosphere

Most of the time the murph is good for tourists and beachgoers who want to boogie board or wade in the water, and the vibe is none. Allthough when it starts firing your going to want to know what you are doing out there. it can be a world class wave, but vary rarely. Look out for pros when it's on

English (Translate this text in English): Most of the time the murph is good for tourists and beachgoers who want to boogie board or wade in the water, and the vibe is none. Allthough when it starts firing your going to want to know what you are doing out there. it can be a world class wave, but vary rarely. Look out for pros when it's on

English (Translate this text in English): Most of the time the murph is good for tourists and beachgoers who want to boogie board or wade in the water, and the vibe is none. Allthough when it starts firing your going to want to know what you are doing out there. it can be a world class wave, but vary rarely. Look out for pros when it's on

English (Translate this text in English): Most of the time the murph is good for tourists and beachgoers who want to boogie board or wade in the water, and the vibe is none. Allthough when it starts firing your going to want to know what you are doing out there. it can be a world class wave, but vary rarely. Look out for pros when it's on

General

One of the best rare beachbreaks in santa cruz, amazing wave

English (Translate this text in English): One of the best rare beachbreaks in santa cruz, amazing wave

English (Translate this text in English): One of the best rare beachbreaks in santa cruz, amazing wave

English (Translate this text in English): One of the best rare beachbreaks in santa cruz, amazing wave

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By Anonymous , 18-01-2010

south? - unless you don't live here, you know that sc is south facing. murph bar is easy of the jetty towards the other side of twin lakes.

By Anonymous , 04-07-2008

wrong pictures - pictures are harbor
murph bar is south a lil...
sorry I mean HELLA south a little.

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