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    • Swami's, also known as "Swamis", is an internationally known surfing spot, a point break located in Encinitas, California. Swami's was named after Swami Paramahansa Yogananda, because the grounds and hermitage of the Self-Realization Fellowship ashram, built in 1937, overlook this reef point.   Access to Swami's is primarily by way of a small but well-appointed cliff top park, which has bathrooms, a water fountain, benches, picnic tables and a lawn under shade trees, as well as a small parking lot. Most importantly, it also has a long wooden staircase leading down beside the cliff to a sand beach, which has a lifeguard station. The rocky point is a couple of hundred yards north of that station.   Originally, "Swami's" was an unofficial nickname that surfers gave to the break here, but the name was eventually adopted officially, and became the name of the cliff top park, which was previously known as "Seacliff Roadside Park".   Swami's is a major surfing destination, especially during good swells in the winter months, because of its standout right point break, as well as fun reef breaks, and beach breaks. The number of surfers out can be very considerable when conditions are good. Surfing at this location is ideal with a low to mid tide, W or NW swell direction, and calm or E wind. Coordinates: 33° 2′ 4.67″ N,  117° 17′ 31.82″ W

       
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    • Region
      San Diego county
    • Created
      Thursday, 16 February 2012
    • 
    • Type of break:
         reef break
    • Bottom contour:
         mixed sand/rocks/reef
    • Wave direction:
         left and right
    • Type of wave:
         long walls
         steep drops
    • Experience level(s):
         intermediate
    • Accessibility:
         parking but crowded
    • Local crowd vibe:
         competitive
    • Best season(s):
         winter
         spring
         summer
         fall
    • Best tide:
         low
         mid - rising
         mid - dropping
    • Best wind direction:
         north
         southeast
         east
         northeast
    • Best swell direction:
         northwest
         west
         southwest
    • Hazards:
         rocks/reef
    • Crowd level:
         always crowded
    • Consistency:
         almost always a wave
    • Overall rating:
         10
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