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Perkos ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.0

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Perkos Spot ID

perko's, Perkos photo


Photo credit: craig cambra

Type: beach and reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NNE

Sea Temperature Today is: 14.5 °C

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Sunday, 29 May 2016, 21:59 Local time
Wave (m) 1.2
Period (s) 9 9 9 8
Wind (km/h) 15
NW 20
NNW 20
NNW 20
Wind State cross-

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Perkos in Santa Barbara is a fairly exposed beach and reef break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the north northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest.. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Beware of rips, rocks, private, locals and sharks.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Cojo, 1 km from Perkos.

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Perkos Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At SHIP2872, 18 km from Perkos.

light winds from the WNW

Air temperature
14.7 °C

Current weather near Perkos

Buoy Data:

At Santa Barbara Buoy, 12 miles from Perkos.

  3PM 4PM 5PM 6PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.3
Dominant period (s) 9 10 10 9

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Overall Perkos Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May

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  • The closest passenger airport to Perkos is Vandenberg Afb (Lompoc) Airport (VBG) in USA, 34 km (21 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Perkos is Point Mugu Nas Airport (NTD), also in USA, 125 km (78 miles) away.
  • Third is Meadows Fld (Bakersfield) Airport (BFL) in USA, 166 km (103 miles) away.
  • Burbank Glendale Pasadena Airport (BUR) in USA is 192 km (119 miles) away.
  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Perkos and is 194 km (120 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Perkos, CAL - Santa Barbara. Use the tab navigation above to view Perkos sea temperature, Perkos photographs, Perkos detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Perkos webcams, current wind from CAL - Santa Barbara live weather stations and Perkos 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 Perkos.

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