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It's Easy! Drive the 101 north past Santa Barbara, take PCH afer Gaviota, and enter the gate at Hollister Ranch. Drive up to the beach and go surfing.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Private access
Special accessPaddle > 20mn or Boat
Wave qualityRegional Classic
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
BottomSandy with rock
PowerFast, Powerful, Ordinary, Fun
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthVery Long (300 to 500 m)
Good swell directionNorth, NorthWest, West, SouthWest
Good wind directionNorth, NorthWest
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft
Best tide positionMid and high tide
Best tide movementRising tide
- Rips / undertow
- Private beach
Just tell the security guard to let you in because you're a surfer. It's a secret code.
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A somewhat sloppy wave that is usually breaking, even then it is one of the best waves on the Ranch,… the ranch is way too hyped for what it usually actually is.
By Sean from Goleta , 03-03-2007
Auggies: the truth - auggies = soggies. i grew up sponging here then switched to surfing, we learned at auggies. the wave is garbage 9 time out of 10. It will normally break real quick then back off in a deepwater channel leaving u confused. but if u wanna surf auggies good luck, more power to u.
By Anonymous , 10-02-2007
gets heavy - auggies at DOH sets up a heavy bowl and makes for a screaming takeoff. Rewarding if you make it, but the urchin-covered reef will let you know if you blow it.
By jaime , 27-02-2006
pic inaccurate - the pic is actually of Big Drakes.Augies is further up,a couple rt. reefs next to small headland,not a real pt.I'm a rancher.Augies is a good option for boaters,its a decent wave and usually no one on it.
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