This is the beach and break I learned to surf at and I still surf here almost every day so that being said..It truly depends on why you are visiting the beach. Cowell's offer's an awesome long-boarding break for winter surfing, especially on the out side near Indicators and can get pretty big during NW swells that roll in.This is a super crowded spot during the weekends and sunny days so watch out and don't get run over by a beginner surfer or a local that has already been run over and cut off too many times that day already. The vibe is chill though, probably the best in town and you will see some of the best long-boarders surfing and walking their boards up and down the faces of these waves.
If you are not a surfer and at Cowell's to enjoy the sand it is over all good through my eyes. If there is trash on the beach(especially if you live in Santa Cruz) pick it up and quit complaining. We have a lot of tourism in this town and people do trash our beaches so just do your part and clean up after yourselves and no problem.
Love this break and TOEs-TO-THe-noSE
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