Sands Surf Forecasts and Spot Information

Sands in Santa Barbara County in Southern California is a consistent beachbreak that works best on South and Northwest swells. Surf here works best at a mid to high tide. Sands can produce decent surf within the range of about 1 foot to 6 feet.

Northeasterly winds at Sands tend to produce the most ideal and offshore surf conditions.

The seabed here is mostly uneven reef and sand.

Best Surf Conditions for Sands

Swell DirectionS, NW
TideMid to High
Wind DirectionNE
Ideal Surf Height1ft to 6ft

Surf Reports & Forecasts for Sands

Where available, we’ve included surf reports and forecast widgets from,, and to provide you with a comparison for your favorite spots. Check out those surf forecasting websites to discover more surf spots and in-depth forecasts.

Check out these surf reports for Sands. It’s interesting to note how differences in thing like quality of conditions, surf height, wind, and swell direction vary between the forecasts. Depending on the spot, one report may be more accurate than another.

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