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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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 Pleasure Point

USA, California, Santa Cruz

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 36° 57.397' N
Longitude: 121° 58.254' W

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Go down the stairs at 34th street, accidently drop your board, slip off the cliff trying to catch it roll down the rest of the cliff, slip on the algae while getting into the water, and paddle out west to the point. Typically two breaks; first peak (shortboards), and second peak (longboards)

English (Translate this text in English): Go down the stairs at 34th street, accidently drop your board, slip off the cliff trying to catch it roll down the rest of the cliff, slip on the algae while getting into the water, and paddle out west to the point. Typically two breaks; first peak (shortboards), and second peak (longboards)

English (Translate this text in English): Go down the stairs at 34th street, accidently drop your board, slip off the cliff trying to catch it roll down the rest of the cliff, slip on the algae while getting into the water, and paddle out west to the point. Typically two breaks; first peak (shortboards), and second peak (longboards)

English (Translate this text in English): Go down the stairs at 34th street, accidently drop your board, slip off the cliff trying to catch it roll down the rest of the cliff, slip on the algae while getting into the water, and paddle out west to the point. Typically two breaks; first peak (shortboards), and second peak (longboards)

DistanceIn the city

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name "the point"

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

Wave

TypePoint-break

DirectionRight

BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)

PowerOrdinary

Normal lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Good day lengthVery Long (300 to 500 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorth, NorthWest, West, SouthWest, South

Good wind directionNorth, NorthWest, East, NorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 5m / 16 ft and over

Best tide positionLow and mid tide

Best tide movement

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Week crowdCrowded

Week-end crowdUltra crowded

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Dangers

- Rocks

 Additional Information

Watch out getting in and out on high tide, and getting up and down the "stairs". Other than that, Pleasure is one of norcal's best breaks with a perfect wave for just about every kind of surfer. And 320 days of the year, this wave is breaking, and is good. Oh yeah, Getting in and out on a low tide can be horrible. There is a 100 foot walk out to the break through thick kelp, holes in the reef, sea urchins, random rocks, reef shelfs... For example; "the walk out won't be that bad. The surface of the water is flat, and I don't see any holes." but before you know it, you'll be dropped from ankle deep water, to chest deep water. With a twisted ankle and a dinged board. And the best part is; it's totally worth it!

English (Translate this text in English): Watch out getting in and out on high tide, and getting up and down the "stairs". Other than that, Pleasure is one of norcal's best breaks with a perfect wave for just about every kind of surfer. And 320 days of the year, this wave is breaking, and is good. Oh yeah, Getting in and out on a low tide can be horrible. There is a 100 foot walk out to the break through thick kelp, holes in the reef, sea urchins, random rocks, reef shelfs... For example; "the walk out won't be that bad. The surface of the water is flat, and I don't see any holes." but before you know it, you'll be dropped from ankle deep water, to chest deep water. With a twisted ankle and a dinged board. And the best part is; it's totally worth it!

English (Translate this text in English): Watch out getting in and out on high tide, and getting up and down the "stairs". Other than that, Pleasure is one of norcal's best breaks with a perfect wave for just about every kind of surfer. And 320 days of the year, this wave is breaking, and is good. Oh yeah, Getting in and out on a low tide can be horrible. There is a 100 foot walk out to the break through thick kelp, holes in the reef, sea urchins, random rocks, reef shelfs... For example; "the walk out won't be that bad. The surface of the water is flat, and I don't see any holes." but before you know it, you'll be dropped from ankle deep water, to chest deep water. With a twisted ankle and a dinged board. And the best part is; it's totally worth it!

English (Translate this text in English): Watch out getting in and out on high tide, and getting up and down the "stairs". Other than that, Pleasure is one of norcal's best breaks with a perfect wave for just about every kind of surfer. And 320 days of the year, this wave is breaking, and is good. Oh yeah, Getting in and out on a low tide can be horrible. There is a 100 foot walk out to the break through thick kelp, holes in the reef, sea urchins, random rocks, reef shelfs... For example; "the walk out won't be that bad. The surface of the water is flat, and I don't see any holes." but before you know it, you'll be dropped from ankle deep water, to chest deep water. With a twisted ankle and a dinged board. And the best part is; it's totally worth it!

Atmosphere

Unless you suck, or you grab it on a super crowded weekend, It's sick!

English (Translate this text in English): Unless you suck, or you grab it on a super crowded weekend, It's sick!

English (Translate this text in English): Unless you suck, or you grab it on a super crowded weekend, It's sick!

English (Translate this text in English): Unless you suck, or you grab it on a super crowded weekend, It's sick!

General

Most people when they think of Santa Cruz, they think of steamers lane, well, the point can get just as good or even better, and should deserve more recognition! But at the same time... -locals- "all the more for us!"

English (Translate this text in English): Most people when they think of Santa Cruz, they think of steamers lane, well, the point can get just as good or even better, and should deserve more recognition! But at the same time... -locals- "all the more for us!"

English (Translate this text in English): Most people when they think of Santa Cruz, they think of steamers lane, well, the point can get just as good or even better, and should deserve more recognition! But at the same time... -locals- "all the more for us!"

English (Translate this text in English): Most people when they think of Santa Cruz, they think of steamers lane, well, the point can get just as good or even better, and should deserve more recognition! But at the same time... -locals- "all the more for us!"

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Pleasure Point
De peet
10 nov. 2012
any day with swell - People, please start making an effort to get out of the way when people are up and riding waves.  This starts before the wave is 10 or 20 feet from you.  You should be able to tell long before the wave gets to you whether you should
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Pleasure Point
De H2ochris
20 oct. 2009
- Yikes, high tide is tricky. Just getting off the steps was a challenge. Hitting it at high tide is tough (5.8+). Far better 1.5 to 3.5. Eating humple pie doesnt taste so good. Went to the Jetty to drink a beer and lick my wounds and found out
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Pleasure Point
De H2ochris
8 juil. 2009
- Incoming tide. 3.0 with a 3.8 at 1 pm. Besides the kelp, lots of waves. No crowds. Warm weather and little fun waves. Cowells was a freeway and this was open road surfing.
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Pleasure Point
De cmiehls
1 sept. 2007
Session with Brian and Sam -
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By Anonymous , 27-03-2010

- you will find many people pleasuring themselves here

By Anonymous , 29-09-2009

yeaaa - mushy, shitty and crowded so good

By Anonymous , 10-07-2009

locals from seaside, or. - Jail time BOYS! Your days of being tyrants is all but over! Enjoy the surf and stop acting like you own the place, because you don't.We all are here only for a short season and then it's lights out, then what will happen with your tyrannical selves? Opps!

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