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Hammonds Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 4.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 1.5

Overall: 2.4

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Surf Report Feed

Hammonds Reef Surf Guide

Hammonds Reef in Santa Barbara is a sheltered reef break that has consistent surf . Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the west. The right hand reef break is better than the left.. Best around mid tide. When the surf is up, crowds are likely Hazards include rocks, private and locals.

Hammonds Reef Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s22.4
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
13.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Hammonds Reef:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Hammonds Reef with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 8% of the time in January while 7% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 85% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
8%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
7%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
85%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Hammonds Reef Location Map

Interactive Hammonds Reef 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 Hammonds Reef is Point Mugu Nas Airport (NTD) in USA, 57 km (35 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Hammonds Reef is Vandenberg Afb (Lompoc) Airport (VBG), also in USA, 93 km (58 miles) away.

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Hammonds Reef Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 1 March 2021, 17:39 Local Time
MonTue
7PM10PM1AM4AM
Wave (m) 0.4
WNW
0.4
WNW
0.4
WNW
0.4
NW
Period (s) 12 12 12 16
Wind (km/h) 5
ENE 5
NE 5
NNE 5
N
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
glass off

Swell History at Hammonds Reef

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

Wind History at Hammonds Reef

Wind stats for Hammonds Reef, 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 pointPoint
    • Icon  s22.4
    Reliability: rarely breaks
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    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: consistent
    1km away
    • Icon beachBeach/breakwater
    • Icon  s32.6
    Reliability: rarely breaks
    5km away
    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: inconsistent
    7km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: very consistent
    7km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Hammonds Reef: