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Driftwoods ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.8

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Driftwoods Spot ID

Driftwoods and Naples photo


Photo credit: Brad Kaz

Type: point

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SSW | Wind NNE

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.1 °C

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Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 23:56 Local time
Wave (m) 1.5
Period (s) 7 7 8 8
Wind (km/h) 10
E 0
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Driftwoods in Santa Barbara is a point break that has unreliable waves with no particular seasonal pattern. Offshore winds blow from the north northeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the south southwest. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Isla Vista, 7 km from Driftwoods.

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Driftwoods Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Goleta, 1 km from Driftwoods.


Air temperature
16 °C

Current weather near Driftwoods

Overall Driftwoods Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in June

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Town and city forecasts close to Driftwoods:

  • Closest city location
    6 mi
  • Second closest city location
    12 mi
  • Third closest city location
    34 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    40 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    42 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Driftwoods is Vandenberg Afb (Lompoc) Airport (VBG) in USA, 68 km (42 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Driftwoods is Point Mugu Nas Airport (NTD), also in USA, 82 km (51 miles) away.
  • Third is Meadows Fld (Bakersfield) Airport (BFL) in USA, 137 km (85 miles) away.
  • Burbank Glendale Pasadena Airport (BUR) in USA is 147 km (91 miles) away.
  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Driftwoods and is 150 km (93 miles) away.
Driftwoods break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Driftwoods, CAL - Santa Barbara. Use the tab navigation above to view Driftwoods sea temperature, Driftwoods photographs, Driftwoods detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Driftwoods webcams, current wind from CAL - Santa Barbara live weather stations and Driftwoods tide predictions. The United States swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United States and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United States wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Driftwoods.