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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

Overall: 2.4

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Hammonds Reef

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Type: reef

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.7 °C

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Wednesday, 29 June 2016, 16:32 Local time
Wednesday 29
Wave (m) 0.5
Period (s) 19 19 19 19
Wind (km/h) 15
SW 15
WSW 10
Wind State cross-

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Hammonds Reef in Santa Barbara is a sheltered reef break that has consistent surf . Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the west. The right hand reef break is better than the left.. Best around mid tide. When the surf is up, crowds are likely Hazards include rocks, private and locals.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Montecito, 2 km from Hammonds Reef.

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Hammonds Reef Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At BUOY-NTBC1, 6 km from Hammonds Reef.

moderate winds from the SW

Air temperature
16.1 °C

Current weather near Hammonds Reef

Buoy Data:

At East Santa Barbara Buoy, 17 miles from Hammonds Reef.

  11AM 12PM 1PM 2PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) -

All wavebuoys around Hammonds Reef

Overall Hammonds Reef Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in June

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Hammonds Reef Location Maps

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Hammonds Reef:

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Wave buoys nearest to Hammonds Reef:

Tide stations nearest to Hammonds Reef:

  • Closest tide station
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Santa Barbara
    3 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    6 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    11 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Rincon Island
    12 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Hammonds Reef:

  • Closest ski area
    Alta Sierra at Shirley Meadows
    108 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Mountain High resort
    111 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Mt Baldy
    111 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Sunrise Ski Area
    111 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Snow Valley
    149 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Hammonds Reef:

  • Closest city location
    Santa Barbara
    6 mi
  • Second closest city location
    11 mi
  • Third closest city location
    24 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Oxnard Shores
    27 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    31 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

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Hammonds Reef, CAL - Santa Barbara. Use the tab navigation above to view Hammonds Reef sea temperature, Hammonds Reef photographs, Hammonds Reef detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Hammonds Reef webcams, current wind from CAL - Santa Barbara live weather stations and Hammonds Reef tide predictions. The United States swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United States and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United States wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Hammonds Reef.