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

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Perkos Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Santa Barbara, USA)

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Perkos Spot ID:

Type: beach and reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NNE

Sea Temperature Today is: 12.3 °C

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Saturday, 18 April 2015, 20:05 Local time

Sat Sun
8PM 11PM 2AM 5AM
Wave (m) 1.9
Period (s) 14 14 13 13
Wind (km/h) 20
NW 20
NW 15
NW 15
Wind State cross-

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Perkos in Santa Barbara is a reasonably exposed beach and reef break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Ideal winds are from the north northeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the optimum swell angle is from the southwest. It very rarely gets crowded here. Watch out for rips, rocks, private, locals and sharks.

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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 SHIP5086, 18 km from Perkos.

fresh winds from the NW

Air temperature
12.3 °C

Current weather near Perkos

Buoy Data:

At Santa Barbara Buoy, 12 miles from Perkos.

  2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 2.2
Dominant period (s) 15 14 15 13

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Overall Perkos Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Perkos:

  (click location name for more details)
Closest break Cojo 1 mi
Second closest break Government Point 2 mi
Third closest break San Augustine 5 mi
Fourth closest break St Augustine Point 5 mi
Fifth closest break Tarantulas 6 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Perkos:

Closest wave buoy Santa Barbara Buoy 12 mi
Second closest wave buoy East Santa Barbara Buoy 36 mi
Third closest wave buoy PT Arguello Buoy 36 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy Santa Maria Buoy 38 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy South Santa Rosa Island Buoy 55 mi

Tide stations nearest to Perkos:

Closest tide station Gaviota 12 mi
Second closest tide station Oil Platform Harvest (Topex Project) 14 mi
Third closest tide station Point Arguello 16 mi
Fourth closest tide station Cuyler Harbor, San Miguel Island 28 mi
Fifth closest tide station Isla Vista 32 mi

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Ski Resorts closest to Perkos:

Closest ski area Alta Sierra at Shirley Meadows (United States) 137 mi
Second closest ski area Mountain High resort (United States) 157 mi
Third closest ski area Mt Baldy (United States) 157 mi
Fourth closest ski area Sunrise Ski Area (United States) 157 mi
Fifth closest ski area Snow Valley (United States) 195 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to Perkos:

Closest city location Lompoc (United States) 13 mi
Second closest city location Orcutt (United States) 29 mi
Third closest city location Goleta (United States) 34 mi
Fourth closest city location Santa Maria (United States) 35 mi
Fifth closest city location Santa Barbara (United States) 40 mi
  • 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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