Steamer Lane

Posted 16 May 2010   California, Santa Cruz, Spots, USA

Here is an obvious skim spot left off from your Santa Cruz section; It’s the beach on the other side of the light house at Steamer’s Lane. Even when Steamer’s is flat, It can have fairly good swell. Rising tides an hour past low tide are best, usually with peak time around an hour before to an hour after high tide. Generally there are three or four good breaks down the beach and when the tide is high enough you can find some fun side waves. Waves usually break right on shore, but on less consistent days you need to gather some speed to get out to them. Around four or five o’clock It becomes a skim scene, attracting four to eight locals at once. Be careful of the plethora of dogs and nudists!

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