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Jalama ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 4.5
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.5

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Jalama Surf Guide

Jalama in Santa Barbara is an exposed beach break that is often working and works all around the year. Works best in offshore winds from the northeast. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Best around high tide. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Watch out for dangerous rips.

Jalama Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
11.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Jalama:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Jalama with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 8% of the time in February while 16% 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
8%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
16%
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 Jalama Location Map

Interactive Jalama 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 Jalama is Vandenberg Afb (Lompoc) Airport (VBG) in USA, 25 km (16 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Jalama is Point Mugu Nas Airport (NTD), also in USA, 134 km (83 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
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Jalama Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 21 April 2021, 20:08 Local Time
WedThu
8PM11PM2AM5AM
Wave (m) 2.5
NW
2.4
WNW
2.2
WNW
2.2
NW
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 20
NNW 15
NNW 10
NNW 10
NNW
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Jalama

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

Wind History at Jalama

Wind stats for Jalama, 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 Jalama. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: consistent
    1km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    9km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    9km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    10km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    16km away

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