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

Overall: 3.2

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Tajiguas Surf Guide

Tajiguas in Santa Barbara is a quite exposed beach and reef break that has quite reliable surf. The surf tends to be optimum in the spring. Works best in offshore winds from the north. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the optimum swell angle is from the southwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Best around mid tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Hazards include rocks, rips and sharks.

Tajiguas Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeach and reefIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
12.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Tajiguas:

The best conditions reported for surf at Tajiguas 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 Tajiguas (for consistent clean waves)?

septemberBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Tajiguas with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of September. Clean surfable waves are typically found 18% of the time in September while 6% 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
18%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
6%
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 Tajiguas Location Map

Interactive Tajiguas 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 Tajiguas is Vandenberg Afb (Lompoc) Airport (VBG) in USA, 51 km (32 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Tajiguas is Point Mugu Nas Airport (NTD), also in USA, 99 km (61 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Tajiguas Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 25 February 2021, 14:42 Local Time
Thursday 25
1PM4PM7PM10PM
Wave (m) 1.7
WNW
1.7
WNW
1.7
WNW
1.7
WNW
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 10
SSW 5
WSW 5
N 10
NNE
Wind State cross-
on
cross off off

Swell History at Tajiguas

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

Wind History at Tajiguas

Wind stats for Tajiguas, 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 Tajiguas. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon beachBeach and point
    • Icon  s32.9
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    • Icon  s32.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    5km away
    • Icon reefReef and point
    • Icon  s22.4
    Reliability: inconsistent
    9km away
    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: inconsistent
    12km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Tajiguas: