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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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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Driftwoods (calm at Goleta 1 km from Driftwoods). no significant swell
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Driftwoods Surf Forecast / CAL – Santa Barbara / USA

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 3 pm Saturday 17 Nov 2018 PST

Driftwoods surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's Driftwoods sea temperature is 18.6 °C (Statistics for 17 Nov 1981-2005 - mean: 15.8 max: 18.2 min: 14.5 °C)

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Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.8
WNW
0.6
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0.9
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1.1
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1.1
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0.9
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Period(s) (?)1216151413131212111110101016141412121213121212
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)17720838745240224917512398687149130162325185815479349701365119711381059
Wind
(km/h)
5
SW
5
ESE
10
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5
SSW
5
ENE
5
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10
SSW
5
NW
5
SSE
5
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10
ESE
20
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SSE
10
NW
10
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25
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15
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Wind State(?)cross-
on
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High Tide
/ height (m)
5:28PM
1.51

6:28AM
1.82
6:22PM
1.54

6:49AM
1.92

7:10PM
1.57
7:13AM
2.03

7:56PM
1.60
7:39AM
2.13

8:42PM
1.61
8:09AM
2.22

9:30PM
1.60
8:43AM
2.28

10:21PM
1.58
9:20AM
2.30


Low Tide
/ height (m)

11:45PM
0.66
12:45PM
0.85

12:17AM
0.69

1:19PM
0.67
12:49AM
0.74

1:54PM
0.49
1:20AM
0.79

2:30PM
0.33
1:53AM
0.85

3:10PM
0.20
2:27AM
0.92

3:52PM
0.11
3:05AM
0.99



Note: the tide data above is for Isla Vista which is 7 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Driftwoods.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Driftwoods blow from the NNE.
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High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
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Sunrise
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Sunset
4:52--4:52--4:52--4:52--4:52--4:51--4:51--4:50-
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 19°C on Sun morning, min 15°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Moderate rain (total 13mm), heaviest on Wed afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 20°C on Fri morning, min 13°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Driftwoods Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Driftwoods provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Driftwoods can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Driftwoods surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Driftwoods) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Driftwoods may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Driftwoods is 7 km (4 miles) from Isla Vista. If you plan a vacation in Santa Barbara, look for hotels and other accommodation in Isla Vista. Isla Vista has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.