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Follow the signs to Carpinteria State Beach just south of Santa Barbara.
DistanceIn the city
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
DirectionRight and left
BottomSandy with rock
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthShort (< 50m)
Good swell directionNorthWest, SouthWest
Good wind directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+
Best tide positionMid and high tide
Best tide movementRising tide
Week crowdFew surfers
Lots of local grommets surf the place. They are harmless but talk a good game. The waves is most fun on a medium swell with rising tide. Needs extreme NW or SW for swell to get around Channel Islands. Best on peaky swell. Fun lefts and rights. Bit of a hot dog wave.
Fun alternative to ultra-crowded Rincon or Hammonds.
By Anonymous , 02-11-2009
the sand bar - epic bar right now. all we need is an epic hurricane swell and the lefts will be draining
By Anonymous , 09-02-2009
Carp is a shithole. - You guys are a fucking joke. Trying to regulate 2ft. wind swell. Are u fucking kidding me? get out and explore the world, there are better waves than this shithole of a town.
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