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Government Point ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Government Point Spot ID

Envy of the CA Coast: Lone house, private land, INSANE RIGHT POINTBREAK, Government Point photo

Government Point

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The view, Government Point photo

Government Point

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Type: beach and reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.5 °C

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Sunday, 9 December 2018, 11:05 Local time
Sunday 09
Wave (m) 1.5
Period (s) 14 13 13 12
Wind (km/h) 10
NNW 10
NNW 10
NW 15
Wind State off off cross-

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Government Point in Santa Barbara is a fairly exposed beach and reef break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the north. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. It very rarely gets crowded here. Hazards include rips and rocks.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Cojo, 2 km from Government Point.

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Government Point Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Rancho San Julian Lompoc wx, 15 km from Government Point.


Partly Cloudy
Air temperature
13.2 °C

Current weather near Government Point

Overall Government Point Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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  • The closest passenger airport to Government Point is Vandenberg Afb (Lompoc) Airport (VBG) in USA, 34 km (21 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Government Point is Point Mugu Nas Airport (NTD), also in USA, 128 km (80 miles) away.
  • Third is Meadows Fld (Bakersfield) Airport (BFL) in USA, 168 km (104 miles) away.
  • Burbank Glendale Pasadena Airport (BUR) in USA is 194 km (120 miles) away.
  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Government Point and is 196 km (122 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Government Point, CAL - Santa Barbara. Use the tab navigation above to view Government Point sea temperature, Government Point photographs, Government Point detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Government Point webcams, current wind from CAL - Santa Barbara live weather stations and Government 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 Government Point.