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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). 1.3m 9 s period swell from WNW with an additional 0.8m 12 s period swell from WNW
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Actual: 58 min ago

Calm
4.3 km/h
NNW
Clean
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Government Point Surf Forecast / CAL – Santa Barbara / USA

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 10 am Thursday 20 Sep 2018 PDT

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 18.9 °C (Statistics for 20 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 17.2 max: 19.1 min: 16.1 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.1
WNW
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0.6
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0.9
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0.8
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0.7
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Period(s) (?)89111110101097788999814888111111
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)1731578618313390232357301206254704273218262120841056145194
Wind
(km/h)
5
SW
10
WNW
5
ESE
10
SSE
5
SW
5
N
10
WNW
15
WNW
15
NNW
15
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Wind State(?)glasscross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
8:40AM
1.58
7:36PM
1.87

9:04AM
1.63

8:15PM
1.92
9:27AM
1.68

8:52PM
1.94
9:50AM
1.74

9:29PM
1.94
10:13AM
1.79

10:06PM
1.90
10:37AM
1.83

10:44PM
1.82
11:03AM
1.87

11:25PM
1.72
11:31AM
1.90

Low Tide
/ height (m)
1:44PM
1.08

2:33AM
0.42

2:20PM
0.99
3:03AM
0.41

2:54PM
0.89
3:31AM
0.42

3:28PM
0.80
3:58AM
0.46

4:03PM
0.72
4:25AM
0.53

4:40PM
0.66
4:51AM
0.62

5:20PM
0.61

5:18AM
0.73

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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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
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Low °C
1923191922202023202122161620161924212326222325
Chill °C (?)
2223202223202424202425172121182425232728232727
Sunrise
6:48--6:48--6:50--6:50--6:50--6:52--6:52--6:52-
Sunset
-7:00--6:59--6:58--6:55--6:54--6:52--6:52--6:50
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 25°C on Sun afternoon, min 17°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 28°C on Wed afternoon, min 16°C on Sun 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.