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Pescaderos ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.5

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Pescaderos Surf Guide

Pescaderos in Santa Barbara is a reasonably exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the north northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west southwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Best around low tide. It's sometimes crowded here. Take care of the strong rips here.

Pescaderos Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s32.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
13.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Pescaderos:

The best conditions reported for surf at Pescaderos occur when a West-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Pescaderos with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 56% of the time in April while 5% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 39% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
56%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
5%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
39%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Pescaderos Location Map

Interactive Pescaderos 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 Pescaderos is Point Mugu Nas Airport (NTD) in USA, 75 km (47 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Pescaderos is Vandenberg Afb (Lompoc) Airport (VBG), also in USA, 75 km (47 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
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Pescaderos Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 19:57 Local Time
WedThu
8PM11PM2AM5AM
Wave (m) 0.7
SW
0.7
SW
0.7
SW
0.7
SW
Period (s) 19 16 16 16
Wind (km/h) 15
WNW 10
N 5
ENE 5
N
Wind State cross-
off
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Swell History at Pescaderos

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

Wind History at Pescaderos

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

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    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s32.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    • Icon  s32.9
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reefReef and point
    • Icon  s22.4
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: consistent
    2km away

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