Hammonds Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 4.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 1.5

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Hammonds Reef Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Santa Barbara, USA)

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Hammonds Reef Spot ID:

Type: reef

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.3 °C

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Monday, 30 March 2015, 16:02 Local time

Monday 30
2PM 5PM 8PM 11PM
Wave (m) 0.8
Period (s) 15 15 15 13
Wind (km/h) 20
WSW 20
WSW 10
NW 5
Wind State cross-
cross cross-

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Hammonds Reef in Santa Barbara is a sheltered reef break that has consistent surf Works best in offshore winds from the north. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the west. Best around mid tide. Often Crowded. Beware of rocks, private and locals.

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For Montecito, 2 km from Hammonds Reef.

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Live Weather:

At BUOY-NTBC1, 6 km from Hammonds Reef.

moderate winds from the SW

Air temperature
13.6 °C

Current weather near Hammonds Reef

Overall Hammonds Reef Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Hammonds Reef:

  (click location name for more details)
Closest break Fernald Point 1 mi
Second closest break Miramar 1 mi
Third closest break Sandspit 3 mi
Fourth closest break Leadbetter 4 mi
Fifth closest break Santa Clause 4 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Hammonds Reef:

Closest wave buoy East Santa Barbara Buoy 17 mi
Second closest wave buoy Santa Barbara Buoy 48 mi
Third closest wave buoy Santa Monica Basin Buoy 57 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy South Santa Rosa Island Buoy 61 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy Santa Maria Buoy 76 mi

Tide stations nearest to Hammonds Reef:

Closest tide station Montecito 1 mi
Second closest tide station Santa Barbara 3 mi
Third closest tide station Carpinteria 6 mi
Fourth closest tide station Goleta 11 mi
Fifth closest tide station Rincon Island 12 mi

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Ski Resorts closest to Hammonds Reef:

Closest ski area Alta Sierra at Shirley Meadows (United States) 108 mi
Second closest ski area Mountain High resort (United States) 111 mi
Third closest ski area Mt Baldy (United States) 111 mi
Fourth closest ski area Sunrise Ski Area (United States) 111 mi
Fifth closest ski area Snow Valley (United States) 149 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to Hammonds Reef:

Closest city location Santa Barbara (United States) 6 mi
Second closest city location Goleta (United States) 11 mi
Third closest city location Santa Ana (United States) 17 mi
Fourth closest city location Ventura (United States) 24 mi
Fifth closest city location Oxnard Shores (United States) 27 mi
  • The closest passenger airport to Hammonds Reef is Point Mugu Nas Airport (NTD) in USA, 57 km (35 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Hammonds Reef is Vandenberg Afb (Lompoc) Airport (VBG), also in USA, 93 km (58 miles) away.
  • Third is Burbank Glendale Pasadena Airport (BUR) in USA, 119 km (74 miles) away.
  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in USA is 124 km (77 miles) away.
  • Meadows Fld (Bakersfield) Airport (BFL), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Hammonds Reef and is 125 km (78 miles) away.
Hammonds Reef break location map and break info
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