About Leadbetter Beach

Mushy, gentle, long rights off a scenic point boasting great views of the Santa Barbara Harbor and Stearns Wharf. Ideal for beginners and longboarders. Can be really fun with bigger W swells or large windswells. More sectiony and lined-up at low tide, fatter at high tide. Surfers of all abilities crowd the line-up here, but it’s almost always all longboards. Good vibes despite the crowding.

Access is by parking along Cliff Drive or La Marina Boulevard, or in the free car park at pleasant Shoreline Park. Take the trail down the bluff fronting the wave.

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  • Stormrider Guide for Leadbetter Beach
  • All Tides All Tides
  • Right-hand Pointbreak Right-hand Pointbreak
  • Sand Sand
  • S - NW S - NW
  • Northerly Northerly
  • 10 1 Swell Range 1 - 10ft

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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