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Cojo ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Cojo Surf Guide

Cojo in Santa Barbara is a fairly exposed beach and reef break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the north. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the southwest.. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Beware of rips and rocks.

Cojo Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeach and reefIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
14.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Cojo:

The best conditions reported for surf at Cojo occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North.

Surf Forecasts:

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

septemberBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Cojo with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of September. Clean surfable waves are typically found 18% of the time in September while 6% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 76% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
18%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
6%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
76%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Cojo Location Map

Interactive Cojo 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 Cojo is Vandenberg Afb (Lompoc) Airport (VBG) in USA, 34 km (21 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Cojo is Point Mugu Nas Airport (NTD), also in USA, 126 km (78 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
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Cojo Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 18 May 2021, 10:54 Local Time
Tuesday 18
8AM11AM2PM5PM
Wave (m) 2.1
NW
2.4
NW
2.4
NW
2.5
NW
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 25
NNW 30
NW 40
NW 35
NW
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Cojo

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

Wind History at Cojo

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

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    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: consistent
    8km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: very consistent
    9km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    9km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Cojo: