Perkos Spot ID
Photo credit: craig cambra
Type: beach and reef
Reliability: fairly consistent
Best: Swell SW | Wind NNE
Sea Temperature Today is: 17.8 °C
Perkos in Santa Barbara is a fairly exposed beach and reef break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the north northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest.. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Beware of rips, rocks, private, locals and sharks.
For Cojo, 1 km from Perkos.
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At SHIP6420, 18 km from Perkos.
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At Santa Barbara Buoy, 12 miles from Perkos.
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Overall Perkos Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August
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- The closest passenger airport to Perkos is Vandenberg Afb (Lompoc) Airport (VBG) in USA, 34 km (21 miles) away (directly).
- The second nearest airport to Perkos is Point Mugu Nas Airport (NTD), also in USA, 125 km (78 miles) away.
- Third is Meadows Fld (Bakersfield) Airport (BFL) in USA, 166 km (103 miles) away.
- Burbank Glendale Pasadena Airport (BUR) in USA is 192 km (119 miles) away.
- Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Perkos and is 194 km (120 miles) away.
This is the Surf-Forecast page for Perkos, CAL - Santa Barbara. Use the tab navigation above to view Perkos sea temperature, Perkos photographs, Perkos detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Perkos webcams, current wind from CAL - Santa Barbara live weather stations and Perkos 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 Perkos.