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Santa Monica Surf Guide

Santa Monica in Eastern Samar is an exposed reef break that only works once in a while. Summer in particular tends to be flat. Works best in offshore winds from the southwest. Waves more likely to be from local windswells than distant groundswells and the ideal wave direction is from the northeast. The reef provides both left and right breaks. Rarely crowded here. Beware of rocks and coral.

Santa Monica Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s22.4
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
29.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Santa Monica:

The best conditions reported for surf at Santa Monica occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Santa Monica 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 58% of the time in January while 42% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 0% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
58%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
42%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
0%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Santa Monica Location Map

Interactive Santa Monica 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 nearest passenger airport to Santa Monica is Daniel Z Romualdez (Tacloban) Airport (TAC) in Philippines, which is 65 km (40 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Santa Monica is Mactan International (Masbate) Airport (NOP), also in Philippines, 219 km (136 miles) away.

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Santa Monica Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 18 May 2022, 05:14 Local Time
Wednesday 18
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m)
0.9
E
0.8
E
0.8
E
0.5
NE
Period (s) 9 9 9 11
Wind (km/h)
10
15
15
15
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross

Swell History at Santa Monica

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

Wind History at Santa Monica

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

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Wave Buoys Nearest To Santa Monica: