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The Hut - Paradise Cove ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.6

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The Hut - Paradise Cove Surf Guide

The Hut - Paradise Cove in Santa Barbara is a reef break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the east southeast. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west. Rarely crowded here. Take care of Private,.

The Hut - Paradise Cove Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
12.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing The Hut - Paradise Cove:

The best conditions reported for surf at The Hut - Paradise Cove occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf The Hut - Paradise Cove (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing The Hut - Paradise Cove 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 32% of the time in January while 67% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 1% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

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Interactive The Hut - Paradise Cove 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 The Hut - Paradise Cove is Vandenberg Afb (Lompoc) Airport (VBG) in USA, 23 km (14 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to The Hut - Paradise Cove is Meadows Fld (Bakersfield) Airport (BFL), also in USA, 157 km (98 miles) away.

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The Hut - Paradise Cove Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 17 October 2021, 11:46 Local Time
Sunday 17
Wave (m)
Period (s) 13 13 13 13
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at The Hut - Paradise Cove

Surf stats for The Hut - Paradise Cove, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at The Hut - Paradise Cove

Wind stats for The Hut - Paradise Cove, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

The Hut - Paradise Cove Reviews:

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Based on 1 vote.
  • Overall:Icon  s43.6
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s22.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s33.0
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s44.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s44.0
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Dennis Ralph from United States
“Wow, brings back good times, you had to get to parking lot at the Pier before five am then walk to the spot! Rode my best wave on my 21st birth day. On a good day fun short rides two's a crowd!”

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