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San Buenaventura State Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.2

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San Buenaventura State Beach break guidePhoto by: M Zingerman

San Buenaventura State Beach Surf Guide

San Buenaventura State Beach in Ventura is a fairly exposed beach break that has reliable surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Offshore winds blow from the northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the southwest. Waves at the beach tend to peel to the left. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Dangerous rips are a hazard of surfing here.

San Buenaventura State Beach Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
13.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing San Buenaventura State Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at San Buenaventura State Beach 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 San Buenaventura State Beach (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing San Buenaventura State 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 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.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore San Buenaventura State Beach Location Map

Interactive San Buenaventura State 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 San Buenaventura State Beach is Point Mugu Nas Airport (NTD) in USA, 22 km (14 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to San Buenaventura State Beach is Burbank Glendale Pasadena Airport (BUR), also in USA, 85 km (53 miles) away.

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San Buenaventura State Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 15 April 2021, 10:07 Local Time
Thursday 15
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 16 17 17 17
Wind (km/h) 0
SSE 10
SW 15
SW 15
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Swell History at San Buenaventura State Beach

Surf stats for San Buenaventura State Beach, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at San Buenaventura State Beach

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

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