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This place can be really good on bigger swells with really long rides. It's a good place to beat the crowds of IV or rincon.

This is a nice isolated place, with not too many people out. If somebody claims their a Goleta local and gives you a hard time, don't worry. They're all bark and no bite. The "local" yokels are hardly ever out there anyway.

Additional Info:
Park in the Haskell's parking lot by the Bacara. This place gets really good with a big swell and a lower tide. Can still be pretty fun on smaller days. The take off is usually nice and the wave can get fast especially on the inside. the problem is getting there and the locals. locals will slash your tires, throw rocks, and even throw your clothes into the poison oak bushes so you get a gnarly rash. the walk from the haskels parking lot is dangerous unless its very low tide, because waves smash up against the cliffs. a few people have drowned in the last year trying to get to this spot. overall, i would go to campus point or devereax instead, both are great waves with friendly locals.


Drive past Sandpiper golf course then go towards the Bacara hotel, park in the lot before the hotel by the tennis courts. Go down the beach access, and walk past the pier. Driftwoods is at bottom of point, there's lots of driftwood around. If its not a lower tide, take the train tracks above the parking lot and walk, there will be a path down the hill after a break in the fence.

WalkShort walk (5-15 min)
Public accessYes
4x4 requiredUnknown
Boat requiredUnknown
Wave Characteristics
TypePoint break
BottomSandy with rock
FrequencySometimes breaks (50 days/year)
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300m)
Ideal Conditions
Wind directionUnknown
Swell directionUnknown
Swell size3ft-5ft - 10ft+
TideLow and mid tide
Tide movementRising and falling tides
WeekendFew surfers




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