Pleasure Point
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Pleasure Point

California, USA



Skill Level
Good for all levels

The Break

Also known as The Point. Pleasure Point has a few sections and waves can be mellow to barreling, ranging from normal to very long rides that go right. These are a combination of point, beach, and reef breaks. On the outside is Sewer Peak, a steep and barreling ride over kelp covered rock slab—for advanced surfers. First Peak is down the line and is slightly easier. Second Peak is a continuation of First Peak with walling rides, however, it becomes a little crumbly. Insides is the last section—a bit mushy and the most popular with longboarders and beginners. Consistency is year-round with mainly winter swells.

About the Access

Walk down the stairwell at 36th Avenue, standard paddle out.

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Current Surf Report

  • Surf Height
    4 - 6 ft
  • Swells
  • Wind
    3 mph
  • Weather

Last updated: 1 day ago

General Details

  • Skill Level
    Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Consistency
    Year round, Mainly winter swells
  • Wave Length
    Long, Very Long
  • Wave Direction
  • Board Type
    Longboard, Shortboard, Funboard
  • Type of Break
    Point, Beach, Reef
  • Swell directions
    S, SW, W, NW
  • Best wind directions
    NW, N, NE
  • Crowd levels / week
  • Crowd levels / weekend
    Ultra Crowded
  • Seabed
    Sand, Reef, Rocks
  • Best tides
    Low, Mid, Rising
  • Power
    Mellow, Powerful, Crumbly
  • Access By
    Public Beach, Paddle out

The Area

Santa Cruz is a classic beach town in Santa Cruz County, California. The intimate and mellow surf community is the genesis of surf culture in Northern California. A great variety of waves (around sixty) break along this stunning coastline, offering spots for every level of practice and skill. With such reliable waves also come crowds, so proper etiquette is expected. Several down-home coffee shops, bars, restaurants and shops make it a surfer's (and non-surfer's) paradise.

Amenities Nearby
  • Public Toilets
  • Public Showers
  • Restaurants
  • Lodging
  • Parking
  • Board and Gear Rentals
  • Board/Ding Repair
  • Surf Lessons
  • Surf Photography
  • Spas/Massages
  • Golf
  • Yoga
  • Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Horseback Riding
  • Fishing Charters
  • Boating/Sailing Charters
  • Moped/ATV Rentals
  • Bicycle Rentals
  • Family Friendly
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