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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 glassy conditions at Isla Vista (calm at Ellison Hall Isla Vista wx 2 km from Isla Vista). 0.8m 19 s period swell from SSW with an additional 0.5m 10 s period swell from NW , plus 0.5m 3 s period wind swell from WNW
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Actual: 36 min ago

Calm
4.7 km/h
NNW
Glassy
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Isla Vista Surf Forecast / CAL – Santa Barbara / USA

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 10 pm Monday 16 Oct 2017 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 18.9 °C (Statistics for 16 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 16.8 max: 18.3 min: 15.3 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)19181817161615116518181716151413131312121313
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)277251318286276256229386122106110140111351993666352347331277268260430376
Wind
(km/h)
5 N5
10 W10
25 NW25
10 NNW10
10 WSW10
20 W20
15 NW15
15 W15
30 WNW30
20 NW20
20 WNW20
25 WNW25
15 NNW15
0 NW0
10 W10
10 NNE10
0 NNW0
15 W15
10 NNE10
5 SW5
15 W15
10 NNE10
10 NNE10
Wind State(?)cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
8:15PM
1.90
8:52AM
1.97

9:01PM
1.88
9:20AM
2.02

9:44PM
1.83
9:48AM
2.04

10:27PM
1.76
10:16AM
2.04

11:09PM
1.68
10:44AM
2.02

11:56PM
1.58
11:12AM
1.97

12:46AM
1.49
11:42AM
1.90



Low Tide
/ height (m)
2:33AM
0.43

3:00PM
0.57
3:06AM
0.52

3:39PM
0.48
3:37AM
0.62

4:17PM
0.42
4:07AM
0.73

4:55PM
0.39
4:36AM
0.85

5:33PM
0.40

5:03AM
0.97
6:16PM
0.44

5:32AM
1.08



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
2831302829302424272122242024282530322833343129
Low °C
2727302425292121251818241818262324312728332929
Chill °C (?)
2831302829302424272122242024282530322833343129
Sunrise
-7:05--7:07--7:07--7:09--7:09--7:11--7:11--7:11
Sunset
--6:22--6:20--6:19--6:17--6:16--6:15--6:15--
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very warm air temperatures (max 31°C on Tue morning, min 18°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Very warm air temperatures (max 34°C on Mon afternoon, min 18°C on Fri night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the WNW on Fri afternoon, calm by Sat 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.

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