About Manresa Beach

A broad section of excellent and consistent beachbreak that’s particularly popular due to the convenient parking lot. The surf can be good (or at least fun) here when the Santa Cruz town spots are flat. Peaks and channels, some current and shorepound action. Typically closes out at a few feet overhead. Medium to high tide with no wind on a peaky, broken-up swell are the primo conditions. Big swell window.

Pay to park; full facilities available.

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  • Stormrider Guide for Manresa Beach
  • All Tides All Tides
  • Peaky Beachbreak Peaky Beachbreak
  • Sand Sand
  • S - N S - N
  • North Easterly North Easterly
  • 8 2 Swell Range 2 - 8ft

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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