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ED's ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.0

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Surf Report Feed

ED's Surf Guide

ED's in Santa Barbara is a point break that does not work very often. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the northeast. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the best swell direction is from the south southeast. Sometimes crowded. Take care of - Urchins - Rocks - Private beach - Localism.

ED's Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon pointPointIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
13.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing ED's:

The best conditions reported for surf at ED's occur when a South-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing ED's with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 4% of the time in July while 26% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 70% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
4%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
26%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
70%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore ED's Location Map

Interactive ED's 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 ED's is Vandenberg Afb (Lompoc) Airport (VBG) in USA, 62 km (39 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to ED's is Point Mugu Nas Airport (NTD), also in USA, 88 km (55 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
ED's Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 10 May 2021, 14:13 Local Time
Monday 10
2PM5PM8PM11PM
Wave (m) 0.2
SSW
0.4
SW
0.4
SSW
0.5
SSW
Period (s) 16 18 18 18
Wind (km/h) 10
SSW 10
SW 5
WSW 0
NE
Wind State cross-
on
on cross-
on
glass

Swell History at ED's

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

Wind History at ED's

Wind stats for ED's, 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  s22.4
    Reliability: inconsistent
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    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    4km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: inconsistent
    6km away
    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    • Icon  s32.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    7km away
    • Icon beachBeach and point
    • Icon  s32.9
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    8km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To ED's: