Racing the Emerald Curtain
Crowded, high-quality pointbreak rights. Fast and hollow over the inside shelf. NW winds blow offshore here, making it a popular spot on windy days. Can work on all tides, but medium-low works best.
Located four miles north of Santa Cruz city limit; park in the rip-off-prone dirt lot on the ocean side of the highway and walk a half-mile down to the beach. If there is any swell, you’ll see cars and plenty of surfers standing on high ground craning to see the beach.