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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 (light winds from the NNE at Goleta 1 km from Driftwoods). no significant swell
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Actual: 29 min ago

Light
6 km/h
NNE
Clean
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Driftwoods Surf Forecast / CAL – Santa Barbara / USA

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 4 pm Tuesday 17 Jul 2018 PDT

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 20.5 °C (Statistics for 17 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 16.6 max: 18.1 min: 15.5 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.6
WNW
0.3
S
0.5
WNW
0.7
WNW
0.7
WNW
0.3
SW
0.4
SW
0.4
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0.4
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0.4
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0.4
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0.5
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0.9
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0.4
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0.9
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0.6
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0.8
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0.8
SSW
1.6
WNW
1.7
WNW
1.3
SSW
1.4
WNW
1.6
WNW
Period(s) (?)11105810171716161516191817201918202019181817
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)21181458814370688660611391801001942773485606997631016823763
Wind
(km/h)
10
SW
0
WNW
10
SSW
10
SW
5
SE
10
SSW
5
SSW
0
N
10
SW
10
SW
5
WNW
10
WSW
15
W
10
NW
10
WSW
20
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15
NW
10
WSW
20
WNW
10
NNW
10
WSW
15
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10
NNW
Wind State(?)onglassoncross-
on
glassononglassoncross-
on
crosscross-
on
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on
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High Tide
/ height (m)
2:45PM
1.80
2:08AM
1.73

3:40PM
1.84
3:27AM
1.52

4:35PM
1.89

5:01AM
1.39
5:27PM
1.93

6:33AM
1.36
6:15PM
1.97

7:48AM
1.38
6:58PM
2.01

8:44AM
1.42
7:36PM
2.05

9:26AM
1.46


Low Tide
/ height (m)

8:29PM
0.97
8:48AM
0.49

9:56PM
0.92
9:40AM
0.67

11:22PM
0.81
10:35AM
0.83

12:35AM
0.67
11:32AM
0.95

1:32AM
0.54
12:26PM
1.03

2:17AM
0.44
1:15PM
1.07

2:55AM
0.35
1:57PM
1.08


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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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
2524272724262724262724282825313127353631353732
Low °C
2522232723242622232623252724263126303629313630
Chill °C (?)
2524272724262724262724282825313127353631353732
Sunrise
--6:00--6:01--6:01--6:01--6:03--6:03--6:03--
Sunset
8:10--8:09--8:09--8:08--8:08--8:07--8:07--8:07-
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Thu night. Warm air temperatures (max 27°C on Wed morning, min 22°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Very warm air temperatures (max 37°C on Tue afternoon, min 24°C on Sat 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.

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.