Surf LocationsOur experienced staff is constantly checking surf reports and reading buoy data!
Our experienced staff is constantly checking surf reports and reading buoy data, not to mention checking in with our local on spot connections to ensure you’re surfing at the best spot on the day of your lesson. Typically we have all of our lessons set for one location based on forecasting and will be sure to let you know where which locations we will be surfing at when you book your lesson.
Santa Claus Lane
Santa Barbara’s has several phenomenal beaches that are ideal for learning to surf. One of our favorites is Santa Claus Lane in Carpinteria about 10 minutes south of Santa Barbara. It’s an all sand beach with low currents and perfect rolling waves. The beach is also very large which gives us the ability to spread out and find our own spots to surf that aren’t crowded. It’s also one of the most consistent breaks in the area. If you don’t see waves in Santa Barbara don’t worry! There are usually waves at Santa Claus.
This is our closest resemblance of Waikiki. If the waves are too small for Santa Claus we often move here. It’s about 20 minutes South of Santa Barbara and is by far the most consistent surf break. If Mondos is working we love teaching here. The waves hit the beach at an angle allowing you to get an extra long ride.
Leadbetter is the only true point break that is beginner friendly in Santa Barbara. It’s also one of the few surf spots that are actually in Santa Barbara proper. However do to the position of the Channel Islands Santa Barbara stays very shadowed from the summer surf and it doesn’t always break. Often we teach here when the surf is too large at our other locations. If you happen to be in town during a swell and get to surf Leadbetter you’re in for a real treat, its by far the longest ride around.
Haskell’s beach is located in Goleta right below Santa Barbara’s only beach front Resort, The Bacara. It’s a consistent surf break with rolling waves, and showers on the beach. Haskell’s is often breaking and is a great option if you’re staying in North County Santa Barbara.