Chunky, shifty beachbreak waves in front of the campground and to the south (known as “Cracks”). Best with smaller, peaky swells, no wind and high tide. Very popular spot with Santa Barbara surfers and windsurfers. Further south down the beach, the peak at Tarantulas (or T’s) is triggered by a rock reef, producing an excellent left peeling into a channel and a decent right racing towards inshore rocks. Jalama catches most available swell, but it’s best in the cold morning offshores, since the wind absolutely rips most afternoons.
Located at the end of twisting 14-mile-long Jalama Road, off scenic Hwy 1.