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Latitude: 36° 58.942' N
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Drive North on Hwy 1 from Santa Cruz. Stop and park in dirt parking lot at the corner of Hwy 1 and Laguna Rd. Walk across the highway and onto dirt trail. Walk about .5 to beach.
DistanceTake a car
WalkGood walk (15-30 mn)
Easy to find?Hard to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name Lagunas
DirectionRight and left
BottomSandy with rock
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest
Good wind directionNorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.5m-2m /5ft-6ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+
Best tide positionLow and mid tide
Best tide movementRising tide
Week-end crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
Hoolow beach-break. Be aware of the backwash at high tide.
Great view! As you look at the surf you'll see a small lagoon on your left. This lagoon feeds out to the ocean via a small creek. There is a great point-like left on the south end of the beach off a small rocky shelf. Nudists frequent this beach.
Good spot. Not always a winner, but always worth the check. Sometimes is firing and nobody out due to walk and lack of ability to see from the hwy.
By Anonymous , 12-11-2009
SHARKS!!!! - Eric Gieselman was attacked here during a free-surf while the 'QS was in town for the Coldwater Classis. November 5, 2009 I think. Luckily he was not injured, but the shark hit him from below and broke his board in half!
By anonymous , 19-05-2004
So not "always worth a check" - Lagunas breaks good about ten times a year. And when it actually breaks, the surrounding better-known breaks are all-time. Short beachbreak (not a point).
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