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Tajiguas Ranch Surf Guide

Tajiguas Ranch in Santa Barbara is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf. The surf tends to be best in the spring. Offshore winds are from the north northeast. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. It's sometimes crowded here. Beware of - Rips / undertow - Rocks - Localism.

Tajiguas Ranch Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
18.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Tajiguas Ranch:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

augustBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Tajiguas Ranch with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of August. Clean surfable waves are typically found 17% of the time in August while 30% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 53% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
17%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
30%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
53%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Tajiguas Ranch Location Map

Interactive Tajiguas Ranch 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 Ranch is Vandenberg Afb (Lompoc) Airport (VBG) in USA, 53 km (33 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Tajiguas Ranch is Point Mugu Nas Airport (NTD), also in USA, 98 km (61 miles) away.

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Tajiguas Ranch Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 4 October 2022, 14:08 Local Time
Tuesday 04
2PM5PM8PM11PM
Wave (m)
0.5
S
0.5
S
0.5
SW
0.9
WNW
Period (s) 16 16 16 8
Wind (km/h)
10
5
10
5
Wind State cross-
on
cross cross-
off
off

Swell History at Tajiguas Ranch

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

Wind History at Tajiguas Ranch

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

    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon beachBeach and point
    • Icon  s32.9
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    • Icon  s32.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    4km away
    • Icon reefReef and point
    • Icon  s22.4
    Reliability: inconsistent
    7km away
    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: inconsistent
    10km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Tajiguas Ranch: