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Jelly Bowl

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NNE

Sea Temperature Today is: 20.0 °C

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Tuesday, 18 September 2018, 23:52 Local time
Wave (m) 1.3
Period (s) 7 7 7 8
Wind (km/h) 5
Wind State cross-
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Jelly Bowl in Santa Barbara is a fairly exposed reef break that has reasonably consistent surf. Summer offers the favoured conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the north northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the southwest. Best around low tide when the tide is rising. It's sometimes crowded here. Take care of locals and pollution.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Carpinteria, 1 km from Jelly Bowl.

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Jelly Bowl Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At BUOY-NTBC1, 16 km from Jelly Bowl.

light winds from the ENE

Air temperature
18.8 °C

Current weather near Jelly Bowl

Buoy Data:

At Anacapa Passage, CA, 16 miles from Jelly Bowl.

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Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.4
Dominant period (s) 5 5 5 6

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Overall Jelly Bowl Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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  • The closest passenger airport to Jelly Bowl is Point Mugu Nas Airport (NTD) in USA, 47 km (29 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Jelly Bowl is Vandenberg Afb (Lompoc) Airport (VBG), also in USA, 105 km (65 miles) away.
  • Third is Burbank Glendale Pasadena Airport (BUR) in USA, 108 km (67 miles) away.
  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in USA is 113 km (70 miles) away.
  • Jack Northrop Fld Hawthorne Muni Airport (HHR), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Jelly Bowl and is 120 km (75 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Jelly Bowl, CAL - Santa Barbara. Use the tab navigation above to view Jelly Bowl sea temperature, Jelly Bowl photographs, Jelly Bowl detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Jelly Bowl webcams, current wind from CAL - Santa Barbara live weather stations and Jelly Bowl tide predictions. The United States swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United States and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United States wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Jelly Bowl.