uk es it fr pt nl
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

See all 18 ratings

Based on 1 vote. Vote


Surf Report Feed

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for CAL - Santa Barbara

  1. weather stationWind Update Wind reports 8 km away suggest it is still onshore at Government Point (light winds from the S at cow Goleta wx). 3.1m swell from WNW too big
    Government Point
<
>
View all

1 h 0 min ago

Light
10.8 km/h
S
Onshore
Please reload the page to see if there are any updates.
Government Point location mapLogo printSetup Email Surf &amp; Wind AlertSecret spot?

Government Point Surf Forecast / CAL – Santa Barbara / USA

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 9 pm Saturday 16 Dec 2017 PST

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

Today's Government Point sea temperature is 15.5 °C (Statistics for 16 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 14.4 max: 16.4 min: 12.7 °C)

SatSunday 17Monday 18Tuesday 19Wednesday 20Thursday 21Friday 22Saturday 23Sun
Night
AM
PM
Night
AM
PM
Night
AM
PM
Night
AM
PM
Night
AM
PM
Night
AM
PM
Night
AM
PM
Night
AM
Rating
(10 max)
5
5
3
3
2
1
1
3
3
4
4
2
2
5
3
4
3
3
3
2
1
2
2
Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
3
WNW
2.4
WNW
1.7
NW
1.3
NW
0.9
NW
0.7
NW
0.9
NW
1.1
NW
0.9
WNW
1.6
WNW
1.7
WNW
1.5
WNW
1.4
NW
2
NW
1.2
NW
1.6
NW
1.3
NW
0.8
WNW
0.9
NW
0.8
WNW
0.8
WNW
0.8
WNW
0.8
WNW
Period(s) (?)1212111010101013151514141413131211161514141414
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)28741553677309160104131370403110211119086711367464747403330326264257253246
Wind
(km/h)
15
N
5
ESE
5
W
10
NNE
5
N
10
WNW
5
N
0
N
10
WNW
10
NNW
15
NW
30
NW
35
N
10
N
15
NW
10
NNE
5
ENE
10
WNW
15
NNW
10
NNW
20
NW
5
NE
5
ENE
Wind State(?)offglasscrossoffglasscross-
off
offglasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glass
High Tide
/ height (m)

8:22AM
2.14

10:10PM
1.51
8:54AM
2.13

10:49PM
1.50
9:26AM
2.10

11:31PM
1.49
9:58AM
2.05

12:16AM
1.48
10:31AM
1.96

1:03AM
1.48
11:04AM
1.86

1:56AM
1.50
11:43AM
1.74

2:45AM
1.54

Low Tide
/ height (m)
2:07AM
1.04

3:36PM
0.23
2:41AM
1.08

4:11PM
0.23
3:16AM
1.12

4:47PM
0.25
3:49AM
1.16

5:24PM
0.29

4:26AM
1.21
6:02PM
0.36

5:10AM
1.26
6:41PM
0.43

6:02AM
1.30

7:19PM
0.51

Note: the tide data above is for Cojo which is 2 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Government Point.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Government Point blow from the N.
 SatSunday 17Monday 18Tuesday 19Wednesday 20Thursday 21Friday 22Saturday 23Sun
Night
AM
PM
Night
AM
PM
Night
AM
PM
Night
AM
PM
Night
AM
PM
Night
AM
PM
Night
AM
PM
Night
AM
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Summary
clearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
-----------------------
High °C
1317161519171517161315141314141317161318181818
Low °C
121514141715141614121413911131215141216171718
Chill °C (?)
1117161519171517161213121013131217161218171818
Sunrise
-7:01--7:01--7:03--7:03--7:03--7:05--7:05--7:05
Sunset
--4:52--4:53--4:53--4:54--4:54--4:55--4:55--
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 19°C on Mon morning, min 12°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 18°C on Sat morning, min 9°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the N on Wed night, calm by Fri morning).

FREE! Surf-Forecast.com widget for your website

The surf report / weather widget below is available to embed on third party websites free of charge and provides a summary of our Government Point surf forecast. Simply grab the html code snippet that we provide and paste it into your own site. You can choose your preferred language and metric/imperial units for the surf forecast feed to suit users of your site. Click here to get the code.



Information about the Government Point Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Government Point provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Government Point can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Government Point 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 (Government Point) 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 Government Point 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.

Government Point is 22 km (14 miles) from Lompoc. If you plan a vacation in Santa Barbara, look for hotels and other accommodation in Lompoc. Lompoc has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.