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

Overall: 2.4

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Fernald Point Spot ID

Tropical Storm Marie South Swell Surf, Fernald Point photo

Fernald Point

Photo credit: Christina Colberg

Tropical Storm Marie South Swell Surf, Fernald Point photo

Fernald Point

Photo credit: Christina Colberg

Type: point

Reliability: rarely breaks

Best: Swell SW | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 13.8 °C

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Thursday, 21 February 2019, 13:37 Local time
Thursday 21
Wave (m) 2.0
Period (s) 11 11 11 12
Wind (km/h) 15
NW 20
NNW 15
NNW 15
Wind State cross-
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Fernald Point in Santa Barbara is a reasonably exposed point break Works best in offshore winds from the north. Clean groundswells prevail and the optimum swell angle is from the southwest. Often Crowded. Watch out for - Rocks.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Montecito, 2 km from Fernald Point.

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Fernald Point Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Montecito Live Oaks Santa Barbara wx, 2 km from Fernald Point.


Partly Cloudy
Air temperature
11.2 °C

Current weather near Fernald Point

Overall Fernald Point Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in February

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  • The closest passenger airport to Fernald Point is Point Mugu Nas Airport (NTD) in USA, 57 km (35 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Fernald Point is Vandenberg Afb (Lompoc) Airport (VBG), also in USA, 94 km (58 miles) away.
  • Third is Burbank Glendale Pasadena Airport (BUR) in USA, 118 km (73 miles) away.
  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in USA is 123 km (76 miles) away.
  • Meadows Fld (Bakersfield) Airport (BFL), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Fernald Point and is 124 km (77 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Fernald Point, CAL - Santa Barbara. Use the tab navigation above to view Fernald Point sea temperature, Fernald Point photographs, Fernald Point detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Fernald Point webcams, current wind from CAL - Santa Barbara live weather stations and Fernald Point 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 Fernald Point.