Spring is just around the corner, and it is a great time to take surf lessons in Santa Barbara! We refer to spring as a shoulder season for surfing in the Santa Barbara area. The area receives late-season winter swells from the north, and early season summer swells from the south. This ensures that there will be waves for your surf lessons in Santa Barbara.
With the late-season north swells, lessons take place at Leadbetter Point in the heart of Santa Barbara. Leadbetter is sheltered from the prevailing afternoon winds, and the inside sandbar provides perfect peelers to hone your surfing skills. Early season south swells are blocked in Santa Barbara, so we move our lessons to Mondo’s Beach in northern Ventura County. Mondo’s is a slow peeling right-hand point break, similar in speed to Leadbetter but with the opportunity for a much longer ride!
The best part about taking surf lessons in Santa Barbara during the spring season is the crowds are light! People take their eyes off the forecasts and miss these late and early season swells sneaking into Santa Barbara and Ventura. So book your surf lesson in Santa Barbara today, and catch the waves everyone else is missing!