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Leadbetter ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 2.7

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still offshore at Leadbetter (light winds from the N at BUOY-NTBC1 1 km from Leadbetter). 2.6m 14 s period wind swell from WNW
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Light
13 km/h
N
Offshore
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Leadbetter Surf Forecast / CAL – Santa Barbara / USA

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 3 pm Saturday 20 Jan 2018 PST

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

Today's Leadbetter sea temperature is 16.1 °C (Statistics for 20 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 13.9 max: 16.0 min: 12.2 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2.3
WNW
1.9
WNW
1.4
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1.1
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0.8
WNW
0.9
WNW
1.1
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1.1
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0.9
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0.7
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0.5
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2.5
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2.5
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1.9
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1.2
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1
WNW
0.9
WNW
0.8
WNW
0.7
WNW
Period(s) (?)14141313121615141413121918176714131313121212
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)1933128661340515846457449437327713820318216254461322121230447307271172123
Wind
(km/h)
20
NW
15
NNW
5
SSE
10
SW
10
NNE
5
NNW
15
WNW
10
N
0
NE
10
WSW
5
NNE
5
SE
5
SW
10
NNW
30
NW
30
NW
15
NNW
15
NW
15
NW
10
NNE
5
WSW
10
WSW
10
N
Wind State(?)cross-
off
offglasscross-
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offglasscross-
off
offglasscross-
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off
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High Tide
/ height (m)

12:36AM
1.17
11:26AM
1.38

1:16AM
1.21
12:14PM
1.21

2:01AM
1.26

1:22PM
1.03
2:51AM
1.35

3:03PM
0.89
3:45AM
1.46

4:56PM
0.86

4:39AM
1.60
6:22PM
0.93

5:31AM
1.75


Low Tide
/ height (m)
5:54PM
-0.04

5:35AM
0.68
6:27PM
0.06

6:38AM
0.68

7:03PM
0.18
8:01AM
0.64

7:45PM
0.32
9:40AM
0.52

8:38PM
0.44
11:05AM
0.31

9:43PM
0.54
12:07PM
0.08

10:52PM
0.59
12:59PM
-0.15


Note: the tide data above is for Santa Barbara, California which is 2 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Leadbetter.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Leadbetter 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
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Chill °C (?)
141015161320201420201820191612127141412191917
Sunrise
--7:01--7:01--7:01--7:01--7:00--7:00--6:58--
Sunset
5:16--5:17--5:19--5:20--5:21--5:22--5:22--5:23-
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 20°C on Mon morning, min 10°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 20°C on Wed morning, min 8°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the NW on Thu morning, calm by Sat morning).

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Information about the Leadbetter Surf forecast

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

Leadbetter is 3 km (2 miles) from the city of Santa Ana. If you plan a vacation in Santa Barbara, look for hotels and other accommodation in Santa Ana. Santa Ana has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.