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Jalama ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 4.5
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.5

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Jalama Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 14.4 °C

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Friday, 18 January 2019, 14:38 Local time
Friday 18
Wave (m) 3.5
Period (s) 15 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 20
NW 25
NW 20
NNW 20
Wind State cross cross cross-

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Jalama in Santa Barbara is an exposed beach break that is often working and works all around the year. Works best in offshore winds from the northeast. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Best around high tide. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Watch out for dangerous rips.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Cojo, 9 km from Jalama.

IS AT (local time)

Jalama Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Jalama Road and Hwy 1 Lompoc wx, 12 km from Jalama.

light winds from the WNW

Air temperature
19.2 °C

Current weather near Jalama

Buoy Data:

At Harvest, CA, 16 miles from Jalama.

  10AM 11AM 12PM 1PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 5.1
Dominant period (s) 13 15 15 15

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Overall Jalama Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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Town and city forecasts close to Jalama:


  • The closest passenger airport to Jalama is Vandenberg Afb (Lompoc) Airport (VBG) in USA, 25 km (16 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Jalama is Point Mugu Nas Airport (NTD), also in USA, 134 km (83 miles) away.
  • Third is Meadows Fld (Bakersfield) Airport (BFL) in USA, 167 km (104 miles) away.
  • Burbank Glendale Pasadena Airport (BUR) in USA is 200 km (124 miles) away.
  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Jalama and is 203 km (126 miles) away.
Jalama break location map and break info

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