26th Ave.

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It's where I take out-of-town family and friends in the summer when they want to go to a beach and I want to get a fun session in. Crew here is on it when it's good and like every spot close to Pleasure, you gotta expect that when it IS good, the eastside rippas will be killng it, especially at the main peak and down at the south end (Rockview). Let them have their local spot if it's crowded - there's plenty of good peaks when it's on in between the two.

In summer with a good south swell this beach is packed with all kinds of people - cute girlies, families, etc. Nice mellow scene. Good sand but avoid high tides for surfing and hanging out - it'll wash over the width of the beach tot he rocks. Good skimming. Fun place to hang when the weather is nice. Really fun waves up and down the beach. They'll snap your board pretty quickly - definately not gutless stuff - and they'll stuff you too so while I wouldn't consider it hazardous you should know your limits. Pollution note: people get sick here from lagoon and street runoff after a rain - lots of diharrea and vomiting-type stuff. The water actually gets stinky and kinda filmy. Usually Dec/Jan/Feb/Mar after really winter rains.

Additional Info:
All Surfers category, but this wave can pound and dump. Main peak breaks off a reef that sometimes is and sometimes isn't covered with sand. Some kelp. Jacks pretty hard, takeoffs are pretty steep and you need to pick and choose on the rights because a lot of them will close out pretty frequently. The lefts are better and barrels can be had both ways. Multiple peaks up and down the beach.


East Cliff and 26th. Straight out off the end of the street. Parking lot at the lagoon just down E Cliff.

WalkInstant access (<5 min)
Public accessYes
4x4 requiredUnknown
Boat requiredUnknown
Wave Characteristics
TypeBeach break
DirectionRight and left
BottomSandy with rock
PowerHollow, Powerful, Fun
FrequencyRegular (100 days/year)
Normal lengthShort (<50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Ideal Conditions
Wind directionEast, NorthEast
Swell directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest
Swell size3ft-5ft - 12ft
TideLow and mid tide
Tide movementRising and falling tides
WeekFew surfers

Rocks, Localism, Pollution



Nearby spots
Santa Maria's

0.31 miles away

Direction:Right and left
Bottom:Sandy with rock
Frequency:Regular (100 days/year)
Pleasure Point

0.45 miles away

Bottom:Reef (coral, sharp rocks etc.)
Frequency:Very consistent (150+ days/year)
Santa Cruz - RockView St

0.54 miles away

Bottom:Flat rocks
Frequency:Very consistent (150+ days/year)