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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 glassy conditions at Driftwoods (light winds from the NE at Goleta 1 km from Driftwoods). 3.5m 17 s period wind swell from WNW
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Driftwoods Surf Forecast / CAL – Santa Barbara / USA

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 10 pm Friday 20 Oct 2017 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 19.1 °C (Statistics for 20 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 16.8 max: 18.3 min: 15.3 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)1615158819812121512161414141312121112112323
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)3444180914671648910910326840311026832693352612251932391574878209207
Wind
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15 NNW15
0 WNW0
10 W10
10 NNE10
0 WSW0
15 W15
10 NNE10
5 W5
10 W10
10 NNE10
5 SW5
15 W15
10 NNE10
5 SSW5
10 W10
5 N5
5 SSE5
5 SSW5
5 E5
5 SSW5
10 WSW10
5 NNW5
10 NNW10
Wind State(?)cross-
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High Tide
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11:09PM
1.68
10:44AM
2.02

11:56PM
1.58
11:12AM
1.97

12:46AM
1.49
11:42AM
1.90

1:46AM
1.41
12:15PM
1.81

3:17AM
1.37
12:55PM
1.72


5:05AM 1:53PM
1.40 1.63


6:10AM
1.47
3:18PM
1.57


Low Tide
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4:36AM
0.85

5:33PM
0.40

5:03AM
0.97
6:16PM
0.44

5:32AM
1.08
7:03PM
0.51

6:03AM
1.19
7:58PM
0.57

6:39AM
1.29

9:03PM
0.62
8:01AM
1.36

10:11PM
0.64
10:14AM
1.37



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
1722262229312633343034353032332727262224252322
Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
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Sunrise
-7:09--7:11--7:11--7:13--7:13--7:13--7:15--7:16
Sunset
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Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very warm air temperatures (max 34°C on Mon afternoon, min 15°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Very warm air temperatures (max 35°C on Tue afternoon, min 20°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.