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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
DistanceIn the city
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name The Murph Bar
Wave qualityRegional Classic
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
DirectionRight and left
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
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
Week-end crowdUltra crowded
- Rips / undertow
- Man-made danger (buoys etc..)
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
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
One of the best rare beachbreaks in santa cruz, amazing wave
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.