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Main Street ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.4

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Main Street Spot ID

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Type: sandbar

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell WNW | Wind ESE

Sea Temperature Today is: 14.0 °C

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Friday, 19 July 2019, 18:46 Local time
Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 10
NW 5
N 0
Wind State on cross-
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Main Street in Santa Barbara is a sandbar break that has inconsistent surf with no particular seasonal pattern. Offshore winds blow from the east southeast. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west northwest. The sandbar break provides left and right handers. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

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Main Street Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Arroyo Grande, 13 km from Main Street.


Air temperature
18 °C

Current weather near Main Street

Buoy Data:

At Santa Maria Buoy, 14 miles from Main Street.

  1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.2
Dominant period (s) 15 8 9 9

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Overall Main Street Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Town and city forecasts close to Main Street:


  • The closest passenger airport to Main Street is Vandenberg Afb (Lompoc) Airport (VBG) in USA, 27 km (17 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Main Street is Meadows Fld (Bakersfield) Airport (BFL), also in USA, 154 km (96 miles) away.
  • Third is Lemoore Nas Airport (NLC) in USA, 165 km (102 miles) away.
  • Point Mugu Nas Airport (NTD) in USA is 169 km (105 miles) away.
  • Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Main Street and is 218 km (135 miles) away.
Main Street break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Main Street, CAL - Santa Barbara. Use the tab navigation above to view Main Street sea temperature, Main Street photographs, Main Street detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Main Street webcams, current wind from CAL - Santa Barbara live weather stations and Main Street 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 Main Street.