A Pillar of Santa Barbara Culture
Surfing has long been a pillar of Santa Barbara culture. This county is home to some of the biggest names in surfing, and its charms were captured in the popular Endless Summer films by Bruce Brown.
Offering both epic breaks for experienced surfers and great learning beaches for beginners, surfers of all levels come to Santa Barbara to enjoy the waves and maybe even catch a glimpse of their surf heroes.
A Wave-Lover's Paradise
The fall is the prime surfing season for experienced surfers looking for big swells, but pleasant temperatures year-round make visiting the local beaches fun at any time of year. Those looking for surf lessons can enjoy the mild tides in the summer.
If you’re ready for a surf lesson, there are many great locations where you can learn, including Campus Point, Leadbetter Beach, and Mondos Beach. Friendly waves and expert instruction make Santa Barbara a great place to stand up on your board for the first time. You can also find private lessons to help you sharpen your skills and become a better surfer.
If you’re already a confident surfer and are itching to get out on the water, we have convenient surfboard and wetsuit rentals available. Pick up all the gear your need right from the beach and paddle out for an unforgettable day catching unbelievable waves.