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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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 Refugio

USA, California, Santa Barbara

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 34° 27.646' N
Longitude: 120° 4.389' W

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Just North of El Capitan. Park outside the campground, under the freeway.

English (Translate this text in English): Just North of El Capitan. Park outside the campground, under the freeway.

English (Translate this text in English): Just North of El Capitan. Park outside the campground, under the freeway.

English (Translate this text in English): Just North of El Capitan. Park outside the campground, under the freeway.

DistanceTake a car

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Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

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 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave quality

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencySometimes break

Wave

TypePoint-break

DirectionRight

BottomSandy with rock

PowerOrdinary

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionWest

Good wind directionSouth

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

Best tide positionMid tide

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdCrowded

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Dangers

- Rocks

 Additional Information

Nice point break when breaking! Needs to be at least 4 ft swell. Great beginner spot.

A winter break that doesn't work as often as we'd all like because it needs a direct west swell. The Channel Islands block summer south swells, and steep northerly swells don't hit right.

English (Translate this text in English): Nice point break when breaking! Needs to be at least 4 ft swell. Great beginner spot.

A winter break that doesn't work as often as we'd all like because it needs a direct west swell. The Channel Islands block summer south swells, and steep northerly swells don't hit right.

English (Translate this text in English): Nice point break when breaking! Needs to be at least 4 ft swell. Great beginner spot.

A winter break that doesn't work as often as we'd all like because it needs a direct west swell. The Channel Islands block summer south swells, and steep northerly swells don't hit right.

English (Translate this text in English): Nice point break when breaking! Needs to be at least 4 ft swell. Great beginner spot.

A winter break that doesn't work as often as we'd all like because it needs a direct west swell. The Channel Islands block summer south swells, and steep northerly swells don't hit right.

Atmosphere

As far as campgrounds go, Refugio has it all for ocean folk - a potentially fun little point break, awesome fishing / kayaking / kelp forests to the north and south, a great beach, great camp sites, RV hookups, a beer store, etc ... but beware ... it's notorius for being the toughest place to reserve a campsite during peak season, Even when we try to plan ahead, we get somehow get screwed, their reservation system is lame-o.

English (Translate this text in English): As far as campgrounds go, Refugio has it all for ocean folk - a potentially fun little point break, awesome fishing / kayaking / kelp forests to the north and south, a great beach, great camp sites, RV hookups, a beer store, etc ... but beware ... it's notorius for being the toughest place to reserve a campsite during peak season, Even when we try to plan ahead, we get somehow get screwed, their reservation system is lame-o.

English (Translate this text in English): As far as campgrounds go, Refugio has it all for ocean folk - a potentially fun little point break, awesome fishing / kayaking / kelp forests to the north and south, a great beach, great camp sites, RV hookups, a beer store, etc ... but beware ... it's notorius for being the toughest place to reserve a campsite during peak season, Even when we try to plan ahead, we get somehow get screwed, their reservation system is lame-o.

English (Translate this text in English): As far as campgrounds go, Refugio has it all for ocean folk - a potentially fun little point break, awesome fishing / kayaking / kelp forests to the north and south, a great beach, great camp sites, RV hookups, a beer store, etc ... but beware ... it's notorius for being the toughest place to reserve a campsite during peak season, Even when we try to plan ahead, we get somehow get screwed, their reservation system is lame-o.

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Refugio
By necromagus
Jan 24, 2009
Classic Refugio - Jeff, Annie, Reid, Maggie and I take the van to Refugio.  GREAT session
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Refugio
By necromagus
Nov 2, 2008
Beautiful Refugio -
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Refugio
By necromagus
Sep 5, 2008
I love Refugio! - Went to Refugio, waves look so bad we almost didn't get in.  But ended up with a great session and got a lot of great rides.  Realized that I am a goofy foot.  Knowing this will help a lot.
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Refugio
By necromagus
Jun 21, 2008
Beautiful Refugio -
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Refugio
By necromagus
May 18, 2008
Gotta Love Refugio -
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By 805surfer , 25-07-2009

Rocks - Personally I am not a fan of Refugio, there's like one little area with breaks and there's nothing but rocks in the water, you will fuck up the bottom of your board/fins if you ride the wave to far in.

By gnarly toe in dude , 17-03-2009

gnarly foo loc - Dudes, heed my warning, foobar cna and will beat you down, hard. I've ben held down for 2-3 seconds till I popped up in a gnarly foam bubble. The kid with the flotie on was blown away I made the drop. My friend towed me into some pits from the beach. Ijust held on to the kite string till his jog matched the ewaves speed. (Don't try this Laird Hamilton). Local knowledge is a must. Later bros.

By Anonymous , 30-12-2008

fubar local - Hey dudes, Iinvented a fubar board. It has wheels on it so I can go over the rock section. It's pretty much the best board I've ever seen. I'll be surfing with a football helmet on cause my brains are partially exposed. Later bros.

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