We’re sure you know of Sandspit by now – It’s that amazing novelty wave in Santa Barbara which produced that viral clip of that ridiculously long keg a few years back. Well, the freak was firing over last weekend’s storm swell in California.
This drone footage from the weekend provides a unique perspective on the waves weird geographical dynamic, as well as featuring all the best of the barrels and brown backwash it threw up.
The wave was actually created by the good folk of the US Army Corps
Sandspit is renowned for getting very crowded and therefore pretty damn dangerous. The wave was actually created by the good folk of the US Army Corps who built a breakwater to protect Santa Barbara harbour.
The wave crashes quickly into an extremely shallow sand bottom, if you aren’t coming up short here you are either smashing into the harbour wall or being spat out the back in the ferocious backwash.
Serious surfers with plenty of tube experience need only apply.