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Jelly Bowl Surf Guide

Jelly Bowl in Santa Barbara is a fairly exposed reef break that has reasonably consistent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the north northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. Best around low tide when the tide is rising. Sometimes crowded. Take care of locals and pollution.

Jelly Bowl Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
12.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Jelly Bowl:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Jelly Bowl 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 6% of the time in January while 12% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 82% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
6%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
12%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
82%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Jelly Bowl Location Map

Interactive Jelly Bowl 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 Jelly Bowl is Point Mugu Nas Airport (NTD) in USA, 47 km (29 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Jelly Bowl is Vandenberg Afb (Lompoc) Airport (VBG), also in USA, 105 km (65 miles) away.

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Jelly Bowl Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 25 February 2021, 20:58 Local Time
ThuFri
7PM10PM1AM4AM
Wave (m) 0.9
WNW
0.8
WNW
0.9
WNW
0.9
WNW
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 5
N 10
N 10
N 10
N
Wind State cross-
off
off off cross-
off

Swell History at Jelly Bowl

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

Wind History at Jelly Bowl

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

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