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Latitude: 34° 23.951' N
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Breaks in town below Santa Barbara City College before you come up onto the Mesa district.
DistanceIn the city
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
BottomFlat rocks with sand
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell directionNorthWest, West
Good wind directionEast, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+
Best tide positionLow and mid tide
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week crowdFew surfers
Easy and mushy right hander. Great for longboard cruising or learning. That's it. Always mushy.
Breaks right in town. Great views of the hills from the wave. Good place to get wet if you are too hungover to surf.
By Ima Dorkman , 30-04-2009
Ledbeatter schmedbetter - Dudesters, I Can't believe a J-bay like wave is in or midst. This place barrels like Refugio, (only better). Don't be fooled by the apparent lack of power. She's a mean beast my friends. Not to mention the gnarly local vibe. I got stink eye the whole time Iwas just watching it from the bluff, from the little old lady in the wheelchair.She ran over my toes and taized and pepper sprayed me. Told me to go back to the valley. Igot the message bros.
By Anonymous , 21-03-2009
Learner's spot - 20+ years ago I first learned at Ledbetter. Don't let the posers on this page fool anybody. It's a long mushy break only good for learning - even then we called it "bedwetter". Only gets good during winter storms. SBCC: Let you go to class in you wetsuit unzipped to the waist back then. Thanks for the memories!
By Dirt Bag , 19-01-2007
don't get no better - oh my god, Led's is a sic wave! I used to thinks mavs was about the sicest wave in ca until I started surfing leds. Bro I'm leds for life now
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