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Hendry's Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.7
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 2.3

Overall: 2.5

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Hendry's Beach Spot ID

Afternoon hills, Hendry's Beach photo

Hendry's Beach

Photo credit: Tyler Martindale

October afternoon, Hendry's Beach photo

Hendry's Beach

Photo credit: Chuy

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind NNE

Sea Temperature Today is: 20.2 °C

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Saturday, 2 July 2016, 00:25 Local time
Wave (m) 0.7
Period (s) 16 15 15 15
Wind (km/h) 10
SW 5
SSE 10
SSE 10
Wind State on cross-

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Hendry's Beach in Santa Barbara is a fairly exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the north northeast with some shelter here from northwest winds. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell angle is from the west. Waves at the beach break both left and right. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Likely to be crowded if working. Beware of - Pollution.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Santa Barbara, California, 5 km from Hendry's Beach.

IS AT (local time)

Hendry's Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Santa Barbara, 5 km from Hendry's Beach.


Air temperature
17 °C

Current weather near Hendry's Beach

Buoy Data:

At East Santa Barbara Buoy, 12 miles from Hendry's Beach.

  7PM 8PM 9PM 10PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) -

All wavebuoys around Hendry's Beach

Overall Hendry's Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Hendry's Beach Location Maps

Hendry's Beach Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Hendry's Beach:

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Wave buoys nearest to Hendry's Beach:

Tide stations nearest to Hendry's Beach:

  • Closest tide station
    Santa Barbara
    3 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    5 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Isla Vista
    7 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    7 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    13 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Hendry's Beach:

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

Town and city forecasts close to Hendry's Beach:

  • Closest city location
    Santa Barbara
    3 mi
  • Second closest city location
    5 mi
  • Third closest city location
    29 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Oxnard Shores
    32 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    36 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Hendry's Beach is Point Mugu Nas Airport (NTD) in USA, 65 km (40 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Hendry's Beach is Vandenberg Afb (Lompoc) Airport (VBG), also in USA, 84 km (52 miles) away.
  • Third is Burbank Glendale Pasadena Airport (BUR) in USA, 129 km (80 miles) away.
  • Meadows Fld (Bakersfield) Airport (BFL) in USA is 131 km (81 miles) away.
  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Hendry's Beach and is 133 km (83 miles) away.
Hendry's Beach break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Hendry's Beach, CAL - Santa Barbara. Use the tab navigation above to view Hendry's Beach sea temperature, Hendry's Beach photographs, Hendry's Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Hendry's Beach webcams, current wind from CAL - Santa Barbara live weather stations and Hendry's Beach 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 Hendry's Beach.