Located in San Luis Obispo County, California, Santa Rosa Creek is a decent but consistent beach break that offers up some hollow sections and waves when the conditions line up. The waves here are not easy to surf and break for up to 50 meters over a rock and sand bottom. Can get punchy and heavy when the swells pick up.
What are the best surf conditions for Santa Rosa Creek?
Gets good between chest high and double overhead. We recommend riding a shortboard here when smaller and a shortboard then a step-up as the size picks up. This break is suitable for intermediate and advanced-level surfers. The surf here is consistent (7/10) and will have a crew on it (6/10). The best winds are from the East. The best swells are peaky and from the Northwest, West, and Southwest. Works on all tides.
We recommend wearing a 4/3 in the summer when water temperatures rise to 15 degrees. In the winter a 5/4 is best when water temperatures drop to 12 degrees. See the temperature chart below for more data on this.