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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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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still offshore at Government Point (moderate winds from the N at BUOY-ptgc1 23 km from Government Point). 1.9m 14 s period swell from WNW with an additional 0.5m 13 s period swell from S
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23 km away, 59 min ago

Moderate
24 km/h
N
15.9
18.7
Air / Water (°C)
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Government Point Surf Forecast / CAL – Santa Barbara / USA

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 9 pm Thursday 15 Nov 2018 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 18.7 °C (Statistics for 15 Nov 1981-2005 - mean: 15.8 max: 17.9 min: 14.5 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.6
WNW
1.6
WNW
1.5
WNW
1.2
WNW
0.9
WNW
0.8
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0.8
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1.1
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1.3
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2.5
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1.9
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Period(s) (?)1414141312121614141313121211111018171514141313
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)996102884543726417429847854546130223715614012311012418630263058622651198
Wind
(km/h)
10
NNW
5
WNW
10
WNW
5
WNW
5
SSE
10
W
0
NE
0
SSW
5
W
5
NNW
0
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10
NW
10
N
0
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5
SW
10
SE
25
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20
NNW
25
NW
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25
NNW
Wind State(?)cross-
off
glasscross-
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off
oncrossglassglasscrossoffglasscross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

5:48AM
1.65
4:27PM
1.49

6:11AM
1.73
5:32PM
1.51

6:33AM
1.82
6:27PM
1.53

6:55AM
1.91

7:17PM
1.56
7:18AM
2.02

8:04PM
1.59
7:45AM
2.12

8:51PM
1.60
8:15AM
2.21

9:39PM
1.59

Low Tide
/ height (m)
10:28PM
0.62
11:31AM
1.18

11:12PM
0.64
12:15PM
1.03

11:49PM
0.67
12:51PM
0.86

12:22AM
0.70

1:26PM
0.68
12:54AM
0.75

2:01PM
0.50
1:26AM
0.81

2:38PM
0.34
1:59AM
0.87

3:17PM
0.20
2:34AM
0.94

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.
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High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
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Sunrise
-6:35--6:37--6:37--6:39--6:39--6:41--6:41--6:43
Sunset
--4:55--4:55--4:54--4:53--4:53--4:53--4:52--
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 20°C on Fri morning, min 14°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Moderate rain (total 14mm), heaviest on Wed night. Warm air temperatures (max 20°C on Tue morning, min 14°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

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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.