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Campus Point ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.3
Consistency of Surf: 2.6
Difficulty Level: 2.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.4
Crowds: 2.6

Overall: 2.8

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Surf Report Feed

Campus Point Surf Guide

Campus Point in Santa Barbara is a fairly exposed point break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year.. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the west. Best around low tide. When the surf is up, crowds are likely Beware of rips and rocks.

Campus Point Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon pointPointIcon  s32.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
15.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Campus Point:

The best conditions reported for surf at Campus Point occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Campus Point (for consistent clean waves)?

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Campus Point with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 58% of the time in February while 13% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 29% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
58%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
13%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
29%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Campus Point Location Map

Interactive Campus Point surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Campus Point is Point Mugu Nas Airport (NTD) in USA, 74 km (46 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Campus Point is Vandenberg Afb (Lompoc) Airport (VBG), also in USA, 76 km (47 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
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Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Campus Point Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 13 May 2021, 17:05 Local Time
Thursday 13
2PM5PM8PM11PM
Wave (m) 0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.4
SW
Period (s) 19 19 18 18
Wind (km/h) 15
SW 15
WSW 5
WSW 0
SW
Wind State cross cross-
off
cross-
off
glass

Swell History at Campus Point

Surf stats for Campus Point, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Campus Point

Wind stats for Campus Point, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: consistent
    4km away

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