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Cheap camping and good surfing in Santa Barbara area« on: July 26 2007 23:07:00 »
I am originally from Florida and have been living in Colorado snowboarding and stuff for the past year or so. I am moving to Cali (Santa Barbara area) for a new job leading backpacking trips and would love to find out if there is a good place for me to camp and surf around there. Needs to be cheap!!!
RE: Cheap camping and good surfing in Santa Barbara area« Reply #2 on: July 29 2007 16:07:00 »
It's ok if you have reserved state parks and El Cap campground 1 year ahead of time! Only Rhode Islanders would show up in summer, waves here being 2 feet bigger than r.i. which is flat.
RE: Cheap camping and good surfing in Santa Barbara area« Reply #3 on: July 30 2007 14:07:00 »
Durring the summer untill Oct. it will be hard to get a spot. They are usually resevered 6 mo ahead. But if you will be here long term there are tons of spots up and down the coast. The best surf hits CA from Oct.-May peaking in the winter. For camping with the best breaks check out S. Orange County there are tons of breaks, San Onofre, San Clemente, San Eliejo, Doheane and more. Further north in Ventura County (30miles south of SB) check out Leo Carrillo and McGrath. Then go north of SB not much good camp surf in SB. Check out El Capitan, Refugio, and Jalama. Do your research different breaks hit at different times depending on the swell. FYI, don't expect any surf in SB during the summer, the Channel Islands block all the South hemi swells.