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Isla Vista ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 2.9

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Isla Vista (calm at Santa Barbara Airport 3 km from Isla Vista). 0.7m 16 s period swell from SW with an additional 0.5m 10 s period swell from WNW
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Isla Vista Surf Forecast / CAL – Santa Barbara / USA

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 10 pm Sunday 14 Oct 2018 PDT

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

Today's Isla Vista sea temperature is 19.9 °C (Statistics for 14 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 16.8 max: 18.6 min: 15.6 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.6
SW
0.6
SW
0.6
SW
0.6
SW
0.5
SW
0.4
SW
0.5
SW
0.4
NW
0.4
WNW
0.8
WNW
1.2
WNW
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WNW
0.9
WNW
0.8
WNW
0.8
WNW
0.7
NW
0.6
WNW
0.6
WNW
0.7
NW
0.7
NW
Period(s) (?)1616161615151611201816151514141312121212121212
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)21620819815110976132331513997096325685383842951991901429191140137
Wind
(km/h)
5
N
10
WSW
15
WSW
5
N
5
SSW
10
WSW
10
N
5
SW
15
W
10
N
5
SSW
15
W
10
N
5
SW
15
W
10
NNE
5
SSE
15
W
10
NNE
5
SSW
15
W
10
NNW
10
NNW
Wind State(?)glassoncross-
on
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oncross-
on
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off
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on
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off
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High Tide
/ height (m)
4:59AM
1.40

2:25PM
1.68

6:23AM
1.46
3:49PM
1.62

7:05AM
1.54
5:12PM
1.62

7:33AM
1.61
6:15PM
1.65

7:56AM
1.67
7:06PM
1.70

8:16AM
1.75
7:49PM
1.75

8:37AM
1.82

8:29PM
1.77

Low Tide
/ height (m)
9:17PM
0.58
8:20AM
1.33

10:33PM
0.60
10:25AM
1.35

11:39PM
0.59
11:56AM
1.27

12:30AM
0.57
12:50PM
1.16

1:10AM
0.54
1:29PM
1.04

1:43AM
0.53

2:03PM
0.90
2:12AM
0.54

2:36PM
0.76
2:40AM
0.57

Note: the tide data above is for Isla Vista which is 1 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Isla Vista.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Isla Vista blow from the NE.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
1923242124252226272327272328292630302628282423
Low °C
1819232020252222262323262324292525282525262423
Chill °C (?)
1923242124252226272327272328292630302628282423
Sunrise
-7:05--7:05--7:05--7:07--7:07--7:09--7:09--7:11
Sunset
--6:23--6:22--6:22--6:20--6:19--6:17--6:16--
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 27°C on Wed afternoon, min 18°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Very warm air temperatures (max 30°C on Sat morning, min 23°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Isla Vista Surf forecast

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

Isla Vista is 1 km (1 miles) from Isla Vista. If you plan a vacation in Santa Barbara, look for hotels and other accommodation in Isla Vista. Isla Vista has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.