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Leadbetter ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.8
Consistency of Surf: 2.4
Difficulty Level: 2.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.2
Crowds: 2.8

Overall: 3.4

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Leadbetter Spot ID

Leadbetter photo


Photo credit: Luca bertelli

Type: point

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell W | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.2 °C

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Thursday, 21 November 2019, 20:59 Local time
Wave (m) 1.1
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 5
NE 5
NE 10
NE 10
Wind State cross-

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Leadbetter in Santa Barbara is a sheltered point break that has inconsistent surf with no particular seasonal pattern. The best wind direction is from the north. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the west. Best around low tide. Often Crowded. Watch out for rips and rocks.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Santa Barbara, California, 2 km from Leadbetter.

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Leadbetter Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At BUOY-NTBC1, 1 km from Leadbetter.


Air temperature
14.9 °C

Current weather near Leadbetter

Overall Leadbetter Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November

Surf stats for Leadbetter: see the swell variation by month.


Wind stats for Leadbetter: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

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Tide stations nearest to Leadbetter:

  • Closest tide station
    Santa Barbara
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    4 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    7 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Isla Vista
    9 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    11 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Leadbetter is Point Mugu Nas Airport (NTD) in USA, 62 km (39 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Leadbetter is Vandenberg Afb (Lompoc) Airport (VBG), also in USA, 88 km (55 miles) away.
  • Third is Burbank Glendale Pasadena Airport (BUR) in USA, 125 km (78 miles) away.
  • Meadows Fld (Bakersfield) Airport (BFL) in USA is 129 km (80 miles) away.
  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Leadbetter and is 129 km (80 miles) away.
Leadbetter break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Leadbetter, CAL - Santa Barbara. Use the tab navigation above to view Leadbetter sea temperature, Leadbetter photographs, Leadbetter detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Leadbetter webcams, current wind from CAL - Santa Barbara live weather stations and Leadbetter tide predictions. The United States swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United States and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United States wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Leadbetter.