Surfing Leadbetter Point
If you want to spend the day at a beautiful beach in Santa Barbara, then this is the spot for you. There are bathrooms, showers, benches and a BBQ pit nearby.
As for the surfing, the waves aren’t very good but there always seems to be something breaking, even in the summer. In the winter, when Leadbetter Point picks up west swells, the wave can get fun. This is a great spot to play around in the surf; the waves are usually mushy and not very powerful. More experienced surfers are better off heading to other nearby point breaks when there is swell in the water.
Another reason you might consider heading to a different wave is because Leadbetter Point is usually packed with standup paddleboarders…
When you tire out from surfing, relax on the beach and play some bocci ball or take a walk along shoreline park. If you want to eat between sessions, head towards the harbor and eat at the world famous Brophy Bros.
Trivia: Like Sandspit, Leadbetter Beach is a manmade beach which formed when the Santa Barbara Harbor Breakwater was built.
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