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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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 Mesa Lane

USA, California, Santa Barbara

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Latitude: 34° 23.794' N
Longitude: 119° 43.877' W

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Go to the end of Mesa Lane, park in the neighborhood, walk down the 240 steps at the end of a short path. its not worth surfing this spot though, it never has waves and its not fun when it does have waves. there are tons of sharks and the locals will chase you out of the water and throw rocks at you. if you are visiting santa barbara, your best bet is ledbetter, which has friendly locals and is a world class wave. if you decide to risk the dangers of mesa lane, though, be sure to park far away from the steps, and do not leave any clues that you are a surfer. if you do not do this the locals will smash parts of your car with hammers. when there is surf, there is a huge rock right in front of the takeoff that has snapped many boards. overall, I would not surf here if I were you.

English (Translate this text in English): Go to the end of Mesa Lane, park in the neighborhood, walk down the 240 steps at the end of a short path. its not worth surfing this spot though, it never has waves and its not fun when it does have waves. there are tons of sharks and the locals will chase you out of the water and throw rocks at you. if you are visiting santa barbara, your best bet is ledbetter, which has friendly locals and is a world class wave. if you decide to risk the dangers of mesa lane, though, be sure to park far away from the steps, and do not leave any clues that you are a surfer. if you do not do this the locals will smash parts of your car with hammers. when there is surf, there is a huge rock right in front of the takeoff that has snapped many boards. overall, I would not surf here if I were you.

English (Translate this text in English): Go to the end of Mesa Lane, park in the neighborhood, walk down the 240 steps at the end of a short path. its not worth surfing this spot though, it never has waves and its not fun when it does have waves. there are tons of sharks and the locals will chase you out of the water and throw rocks at you. if you are visiting santa barbara, your best bet is ledbetter, which has friendly locals and is a world class wave. if you decide to risk the dangers of mesa lane, though, be sure to park far away from the steps, and do not leave any clues that you are a surfer. if you do not do this the locals will smash parts of your car with hammers. when there is surf, there is a huge rock right in front of the takeoff that has snapped many boards. overall, I would not surf here if I were you.

English (Translate this text in English): Go to the end of Mesa Lane, park in the neighborhood, walk down the 240 steps at the end of a short path. its not worth surfing this spot though, it never has waves and its not fun when it does have waves. there are tons of sharks and the locals will chase you out of the water and throw rocks at you. if you are visiting santa barbara, your best bet is ledbetter, which has friendly locals and is a world class wave. if you decide to risk the dangers of mesa lane, though, be sure to park far away from the steps, and do not leave any clues that you are a surfer. if you do not do this the locals will smash parts of your car with hammers. when there is surf, there is a huge rock right in front of the takeoff that has snapped many boards. overall, I would not surf here if I were you.

DistanceIn the city

WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeReef-rocky

DirectionRight and left

BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)

PowerOrdinary

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionWest

Good wind direction

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+

Best tide positionMid tide

Best tide movementRising tide

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Week crowdCrowded

Week-end crowdCrowded

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Dangers

- Rocks

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Atmosphere

A beautiful stretch of coast. The beach is mellow and uncrowded. Mediterranean style beauty.

English (Translate this text in English): A beautiful stretch of coast. The beach is mellow and uncrowded. Mediterranean style beauty.

English (Translate this text in English): A beautiful stretch of coast. The beach is mellow and uncrowded. Mediterranean style beauty.

English (Translate this text in English): A beautiful stretch of coast. The beach is mellow and uncrowded. Mediterranean style beauty.

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Mesa Lane
Por Califdave
26 mar 2010
- Don't let the beauty of the place fool you. I had the worst "localism" experience of my 25 years of surfing all over the world, including Hawaii and The Ranch. There are some serious criminal low lifes who live near Mesa Lane, SB.&
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By surfman1977 , 18-11-2011

this wave is not very good - kinda rocky bottom, not reef rocky just random boulders rocky so the waves are not that great here. maybe 5 days per season there will be "OK" waves but if this place is breaking then there are surely epic waves within 30 mins of here. and you usually have a bunch of SB local dudes surfing here which is just a super treat.

By Anonymous , 27-03-2010

Walking Down The Wrong Lane.. - Don't let the beauty of the place fool you. I had the worst "localism" experience of my 25 years of surfing all over the world, including Hawaii and The Ranch. There are some serious criminal low lifes who live near Mesa Lane, SB. Twenty years ago they stole my roommates classic car, in perfect condition, and joy rode it up in the mountains damaging a perfect car that was irreplacable. Or course, the police were clueless and didn't want to fingerprint the car or ask around the neighborhood if anyone saw anything. What is it about the Mesa? Do the people in breed there? I lived there. I was their neighbor and they did this to me. It is one beautiful place with some serioulsy ugly people.

By Anonymous , 07-06-2008

Real Mesa Rat - I live on the mesa, i am a mesa rat. so dont come here if the surf sucks and then write about how much its sucks when the mesa is only rated at 1 star.

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