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Santa Maria Rivermouth ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.2

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Santa Maria Rivermouth Surf Guide

Santa Maria Rivermouth/Guadalupe Beach in Santa Barbara is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the east. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. Rarely crowded here. Dangerous rips are a hazard of surfing here.

Santa Maria Rivermouth Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
13.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Santa Maria Rivermouth:

The best conditions reported for surf at Santa Maria Rivermouth occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Santa Maria Rivermouth with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 7% of the time in February while 17% 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
7%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
17%
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 Santa Maria Rivermouth Location Map

Interactive Santa Maria Rivermouth 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 Santa Maria Rivermouth is Vandenberg Afb (Lompoc) Airport (VBG) in USA, 25 km (16 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Santa Maria Rivermouth is Meadows Fld (Bakersfield) Airport (BFL), also in USA, 155 km (96 miles) away.

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Santa Maria Rivermouth Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 19 June 2021, 21:09 Local Time
SatSun
8PM11PM2AM5AM
Wave (m) 1.1
WNW
1.1
WNW
1.1
WNW
0.8
SW
Period (s) 11 10 11 16
Wind (km/h)
10
10
10
5
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Santa Maria Rivermouth

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

Wind History at Santa Maria Rivermouth

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

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