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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 Continuing clean conditions at Government Point (calm at Rancho San Julian Lompoc wx 15 km from Government Point). 3.6m swell from W too big with an additional 1.1m 18 s period swell from SW
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Clean
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Government Point Surf Forecast / CAL – Santa Barbara / USA

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 3 am Thursday 17 Jan 2019 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 14.5 °C (Statistics for 17 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 13.8 max: 15.6 min: 12.1 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
3
W
5.5
WNW
5
WNW
4
WNW
3.5
WNW
2.5
WNW
2
WNW
1.8
WNW
1.9
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1.5
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1.8
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1.5
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1.3
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1
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1.5
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1.5
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1.3
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1.4
WNW
Period(s) (?)211917151414131313121211811111010101615141313
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)7892208241258967434555230013561009117513141200596904732573339275172463983854595673
Wind
(km/h)
10
WSW
10
WNW
15
NNW
20
NNW
25
NW
20
NNW
10
N
10
NW
15
NNW
25
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NW
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NW
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NNW
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NNW
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N
5
NE
10
NW
10
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5
N
5
WNW
10
N
10
NNW
5
NNW
Wind State(?)crosscross-
off
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off
offcross-
off
offoffcross-
off
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High Tide
/ height (m)


7:51PM
1.40
6:44AM
2.25

8:39PM
1.48
7:30AM
2.37

9:23PM
1.55
8:17AM
2.46

10:07PM
1.61
9:05AM
2.47

10:52PM
1.67
9:54AM
2.41

11:38PM
1.71
10:45AM
2.27

12:25AM
1.76


Low Tide
/ height (m)

1:27PM
0.35
12:12AM
1.04

2:09PM
0.15
1:05AM
1.02

2:52PM
0.00
1:57AM
0.99

3:36PM
-0.09
2:49AM
0.96

4:20PM
-0.11
3:43AM
0.94

5:04PM
-0.05

4:40AM
0.93
5:49PM
0.07

5:43AM
0.93

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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moderate rain
partially cloudy
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
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Low °C
1514121315141819151614121313111517151717171718
Chill °C (?)
1516141515152021161714111414121718161918171718
Sunrise
7:07--7:05--7:05--7:05--7:05--7:05--7:03--7:03-
Sunset
-5:16--5:17--5:19--5:19--5:20--5:21--5:22--5:22
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 10mm), heaviest on Thu morning. Warm air temperatures (max 21°C on Sat afternoon, min 12°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (light winds from the WSW on Thu morning, fresh winds from the NW by Sun night).Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 19°C on Wed morning, min 11°C on Mon night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the NNW on Sun night, calm by Tue morning).

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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.