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Undertow
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Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Coordinates 36°57′52″N 122°01′05″W / 36.9644°N 122.0181°W / 36.9644; -122.0181Coordinates: 36°57′52″N 122°01′05″W / 36.9644°N 122.0181°W / 36.9644; -122.0181
Status Operating
Soft opening date October 19, 2013 (2013-10-19)
Cost US$5.5 million
Replaced Hurricane
General statistics
Type Steel – Spinning
Manufacturer Maurer AG
Model Spinning roller coaster
Lift/launch system Chain lift hill
Height 50 ft (15 m)
Length 1,410 ft (430 m)
Speed 40 mph (64 km/h)
Inversions 0
Capacity 900 riders per hour
Height restriction 48 in (122 cm)
Trains 7 trains with a single car. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 4 riders per train.
Undertow at RCDB
Pictures of Undertow at RCDB

Undertow is a steel spinning roller coaster at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. , The ride was built by Maurer Söhne and is the only spinning roller coaster in Northern California.

History

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk announced on March 23, 2012 that Hurricane would close in September and be replaced by a new thrill ride in 2013. On August 27, Undertow was officially announced. Construction started after Hurricane closed on September 3. The ride officially opened to the public on October 19, 2013.

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