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Hendry's Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.7
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 2.3

Overall: 2.5

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Hendry's Beach break guidePhoto by: Chuy

Hendry's Beach Surf Guide

Hendry's Beach in Santa Barbara is a fairly exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the north northeast with some shelter here from northwest winds. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the west. Waves at the beach break both left and right. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Likely to be crowded if working. Watch out for - Pollution.

Hendry's Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s22.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
12.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Hendry's Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Hendry's Beach occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Hendry's Beach 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 15% of the time in January while 22% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 63% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
15%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
22%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
63%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Hendry's Beach Location Map

Interactive Hendry's Beach 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 Hendry's Beach is Point Mugu Nas Airport (NTD) in USA, 65 km (40 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Hendry's Beach is Vandenberg Afb (Lompoc) Airport (VBG), also in USA, 84 km (52 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.
Hendry's Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 5 March 2021, 18:38 Local Time
FriSat
7PM10PM1AM4AM
Wave (m) 1.1
WNW
1.2
WNW
1.8
WNW
1.3
WNW
Period (s) 17 16 16 16
Wind (km/h) 10
NW 10
WNW 20
NW 20
NW
Wind State cross-
off
cross cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Hendry's Beach

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

Wind History at Hendry's Beach

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Hendry's Beach. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s22.4
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: inconsistent
    4km away
    • Icon beachBeach/breakwater
    • Icon  s32.6
    Reliability: rarely breaks
    5km away
    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    9km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s32.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    10km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Hendry's Beach: