About Tarpits/Carpinteria State Beach

Various reef/sandbar peaks, best with lower tides and smaller, peaky swells. Boils at low tide, vicious backwash at high tide. The beachbreak to the north can provide a lot of elbow room if Tarpits itself is crowded. The beachbreak can be hollow on a mid to low tide. A fun summer spot.

Carpinteria Creek may transport some unwanted pollution into the line-up, especially after rain.

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Stormrider Guide for Tarpits/Carpinteria State Beach
  • Low to Mid Tide Low to Mid Tide
  • Peaky Beachbreak Peaky Beachbreak
  • Boulders and Sand Boulders and Sand
  • S - NW S - NW
  • North Easterly North Easterly
  • 8 3 Swell Range 3 - 8ft

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