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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Hammonds Reef

USA, California, Santa Barbara

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 34° 24.936' N
Longitude: 119° 38.26' W

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DistanceIn the city

WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)

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 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencySometimes break

Wave

TypeReef-rocky

DirectionRight

BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)

PowerHollow, Fun

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorthWest, West

Good wind direction

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+

Best tide positionLow and mid tide

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdCrowded

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Dangers

- Rocks
- Private beach
- Localism

 Additional Information

A beautiful reef break that has been spoiled somewhat by development. The big green lawn is gone but the waves still roll in. Needs a solid west swell to turn on. When good the locals will be on it and they deserve respect. Be mellow. The atmosphere dictates it. Good tubes on the right tide. Stays clean.

English (Translate this text in English): A beautiful reef break that has been spoiled somewhat by development. The big green lawn is gone but the waves still roll in. Needs a solid west swell to turn on. When good the locals will be on it and they deserve respect. Be mellow. The atmosphere dictates it. Good tubes on the right tide. Stays clean.

English (Translate this text in English): A beautiful reef break that has been spoiled somewhat by development. The big green lawn is gone but the waves still roll in. Needs a solid west swell to turn on. When good the locals will be on it and they deserve respect. Be mellow. The atmosphere dictates it. Good tubes on the right tide. Stays clean.

English (Translate this text in English): A beautiful reef break that has been spoiled somewhat by development. The big green lawn is gone but the waves still roll in. Needs a solid west swell to turn on. When good the locals will be on it and they deserve respect. Be mellow. The atmosphere dictates it. Good tubes on the right tide. Stays clean.

Atmosphere

A great and historical spot that deserves respect. Elegant and crisp waves, a class act. Please behave likewise.

English (Translate this text in English): A great and historical spot that deserves respect. Elegant and crisp waves, a class act. Please behave likewise.

English (Translate this text in English): A great and historical spot that deserves respect. Elegant and crisp waves, a class act. Please behave likewise.

English (Translate this text in English): A great and historical spot that deserves respect. Elegant and crisp waves, a class act. Please behave likewise.

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Hammonds Reef
By necromagus
Jan 19, 2009
Butterfly Beach - Tony and me go to Butterfly beach (right next to Hammonds)
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By RedTriangleSurf , 29-07-2008

Hammy's - I love this place definitely one of my favorite spots on earth. The view is beautiful you can see the harbor and sandspit and lets not forgot all the beautiful moms that flock the place. When daddy is at work the moms put on a show strutting around the beach wow. Haha lets not get to off topic here but to get to the surfing part. The surf is fickle I will give it that but with the right tide and swell which Ill let all you figure out on your own the place can get magical...How do you think Tom Curren got good? Local Vibe is the same as any place be respectful and you will get the same respect back.

By Anonymous , 15-12-2007

Solo session - Way back in '92 I was stayin at the Miramar Hotel with my girlfriend, and I had my board. It rained the first night we were there. But the next morning was clear, so I grabbed my board and walked out to that little "miramar" spot and it was about chest high and clean straight swell. Around the corner looked like bigger, more consistent waves, so we walked about a quarter mile or so to this super fun right reef. Turned out it was Hammonds, and I solo'ed it for about 2 hours. Head high, glassy, and NOBODY else out!!!

By Anonymous , 17-09-2007

surfer - Ni*!a, please... There's no fuckin sharks around here. While very fickle, Hammonds sure can be good; and what a beautiful view from the lineup. Never will forget ditching school in early '90 with a buddy and SCORING Hammonds with just 2 other people out for hours. Good times.

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