Tucked in along the coast, just north of Santa
Barbara, CA, is a little state park whose name means refuge. It's a
quiet place with palm trees, camping spots and a small point that "never"
breaks. I put the word in quotes because in more than 40 years of
passing by in a car or boat, I've never seen it break.
I know it does. Others have told me
so. But until recently, I could never attest to it. Now I can.
Once you hit this spot on the right swell,
you'll love it. A nice break peels off the point and wraps into a
On this April day, the sets were running
3-4 feet, neat and tidy. A little crowded with 15-20 surfers in the
water, there were still plenty of fun waves--enough of them so that you
didn't have to share.
During my long drive from San Diego to
Monterey, the hour+ I spent in the water proved this definitely as a