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Ventura Overhead ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 1.5
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 2.9

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Ventura Overhead Surf Guide

Ventura Overhead in Ventura is a fairly exposed reef break that has unreliable waves. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Ideal winds are from the northeast. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the optimum swell angle is from the northwest. There are left and right breaking reefs. It's often crowded here. Watch out for dangerous rips.

Ventura Overhead Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s32.9
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
14.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Ventura Overhead:

The best conditions reported for surf at Ventura Overhead occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Ventura Overhead 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 14% of the time in January while 22% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 64% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
14%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
22%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
64%
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 Ventura Overhead 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 Ventura Overhead is Point Mugu Nas Airport (NTD) in USA, 25 km (16 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Ventura Overhead is Burbank Glendale Pasadena Airport (BUR), also in USA, 89 km (55 miles) away.

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Ventura Overhead Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 17 January 2021, 16:18 Local Time
Sunday 17
1PM4PM7PM10PM
Wave (m) 1.4
WNW
0.7
W
0.9
WNW
1.1
W
Period (s) 14 24 24 23
Wind (km/h) 10
SE 5
WSW 0
WNW 5
NW
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Swell History at Ventura Overhead

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

Wind History at Ventura Overhead

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

Ventura Overhead Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 2 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s32.9
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s44.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s21.5
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s44.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s32.5
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Review
Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Daniel Davis from United States
“Maybe near the end of 1977, or beginning of '78, I surfed early morning hard offshore winds, 2-4' overhead fun - fair amount of people out. However, by noon, it got glassy and 20 foot. By the way, there was no left - it closes out this big. I rode a right which was my backside, no rail grab, tube of a lifetime.”

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