Surf Locations around Santa Barbara
Our experienced staff is constantly checking surf reports and reading buoy data!
Meet your instructor at our Surf Van
All of our locations are on sandy beaches where there is room for those who prefer not to get in the water to relax, take pictures, and soak up the sun.
Our experienced staff is constantly checking surf reports and reading buoy data, not to mention checking in with our locals 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.
Mondos – Currently Teaching Here
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.
Queen of the Coast!
Rincon- Coming soon to our surf lesson options
This world-famous wave is known for its long, right-handed ride. Rincon has been called the 23rd best wave in the world and lives up to it’s nickname as “Queen of the Coast”. When this wave is breaking you can expect to see all of the best surfers out, paddling into perfectly shaped waves and riding them for a long time.
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 due 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.
Gold Coast Beaches
This is the beginning of a 3 mile stretch of beach from Solimar to Emma Wood. We’ll be at Solimar when we surf this area!
Coming Soon… surf lessons at backside Rincon 10am, 12pm, and 2pm