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Mesa ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.4

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Mesa Spot ID

jorge vernaza, Mesa photo


Photo credit: jorge vernaza

Mesa barrel shot  photo


Photo credit: Forest

Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell WSW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.1 °C

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Thursday, 17 January 2019, 12:10 Local time
Thursday 17
Wave (m) 1.9
Period (s) 20 19 18 18
Wind (km/h) 10
WSW 10
W 10
WNW 15
Wind State cross-
cross cross

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Mesa in Santa Barbara is a reef break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the northeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the optimum swell angle is from the west southwest. Best around mid tide. Sometimes crowded. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Santa Barbara, California, 4 km from Mesa.

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Mesa Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Mesa Santa Barbara wx, 2 km from Mesa.

light winds from the WNW

Air temperature
15.1 °C

Current weather near Mesa

Overall Mesa Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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Town and city forecasts close to Mesa:


  • The closest passenger airport to Mesa is Point Mugu Nas Airport (NTD) in USA, 64 km (40 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Mesa is Vandenberg Afb (Lompoc) Airport (VBG), also in USA, 86 km (53 miles) away.
  • Third is Burbank Glendale Pasadena Airport (BUR) in USA, 128 km (80 miles) away.
  • Meadows Fld (Bakersfield) Airport (BFL) in USA is 131 km (81 miles) away.
  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Mesa and is 132 km (82 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Mesa, CAL - Santa Barbara. Use the tab navigation above to view Mesa sea temperature, Mesa photographs, Mesa detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Mesa webcams, current wind from CAL - Santa Barbara live weather stations and Mesa 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 Mesa.