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Seals ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 3.4

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Seals Surf Guide

Seals in Santa Barbara is a reef break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the north. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. Crowds are never a problem here. Hazards include - Private beach.

Seals Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.4
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
16.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Seals:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

septemberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Seals with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of September. Clean surfable waves are typically found 32% of the time in September while 32% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 36% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
32%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
32%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
36%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Seals Location Map

Interactive Seals 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 Seals is Vandenberg Afb (Lompoc) Airport (VBG) in USA, 67 km (42 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Seals is Point Mugu Nas Airport (NTD), also in USA, 83 km (52 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Seals Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 19 June 2021, 20:31 Local Time
SatSun
8PM11PM2AM5AM
Wave (m) 0.4
SSW
0.5
SW
0.5
SW
0.5
SW
Period (s) 18 17 16 16
Wind (km/h)
5
0
5
0
Wind State cross glass glass glass

Swell History at Seals

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

Wind History at Seals

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Seals. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: inconsistent
    1km away
    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: inconsistent
    4km away
    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: consistent
    6km away
    • Icon reefReef and point
    • Icon  s22.4
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    7km away
    • Icon reefReef and point
    • Icon  s22.4
    Reliability: inconsistent
    8km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Seals: