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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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Isla Vista Surf Forecast / CAL – Santa Barbara / USA

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 3 pm Thursday 22 Feb 2018 PST

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 15.0 °C (Statistics for 22 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 13.7 max: 15.0 min: 12.3 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.7
WNW
2.4
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2.2
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2.2
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2.2
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1
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2.1
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2.1
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0.9
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0.9
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0.9
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2
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2.2
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2.3
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2.4
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3
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2.3
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1.9
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2.5
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2
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1.4
WNW
1.6
WNW
1.7
WNW
Period(s) (?)14791010151581515147771212121167766
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)10485057119519434512016571334344325417458539163321801411829505363175190183
Wind
(km/h)
30
WNW
25
NW
15
NW
20
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10
N
5
SW
25
WNW
15
NNW
5
SSW
20
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10
NNW
20
WNW
35
WNW
20
NW
15
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25
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15
NNW
10
WNW
25
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15
NNW
5
WSW
20
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15
NW
Wind State(?)crosscrosscrosscross-
off
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glasscrosscross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

2:48AM
1.86

4:53PM
1.30
3:59AM
1.95

6:16PM
1.40

5:08AM
2.06

7:11PM
1.51
6:08AM
2.18

7:52PM
1.62
7:02AM
2.27

8:31PM
1.72
7:52AM
2.32

9:09PM
1.81
8:40AM
2.30


Low Tide
/ height (m)

7:47PM
1.01
10:27AM
0.65

9:09PM
1.10
11:37AM
0.47

10:37PM
1.11
12:34PM
0.30

11:52PM
1.04

1:22PM
0.16
12:50AM
0.94

2:05PM
0.07
1:44AM
0.83

2:47PM
0.05
2:33AM
0.73

3:26PM
0.10

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
1391314916171116171315149151510171712151510
Low °C
96101081312111514111410812119141310131110
Chill °C (?)
1061112715169151612131261413816161014148
Sunrise
--6:35--6:33--6:31--6:31--6:30--6:28--6:26--
Sunset
5:49--5:50--5:51--5:52--5:52--5:53--5:54--5:54-
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 17°C on Sat afternoon, min 6°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the WNW on Thu afternoon, calm by Sat morning).Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 17°C on Wed morning, min 8°C on Mon night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the WNW on Mon afternoon, light winds from the WSW by Thu morning).

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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.