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Pescaderos ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.5

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Pescaderos Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell WSW | Wind NNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.5 °C

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Thursday, 24 January 2019, 02:54 Local time
Thursday 24
Wave (m) 1.6
Period (s) 15 15 14 14
Wind (km/h) 5
NE 5
N 0
Wind State cross-

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Pescaderos in Santa Barbara is a reasonably exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the north northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west southwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Best around low tide. It's sometimes crowded here. Take care of the strong rips here.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Isla Vista, 1 km from Pescaderos.

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Pescaderos Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Santa Barbara Airport, 3 km from Pescaderos.

light winds from the E

Air temperature
6.1 °C

Current weather near Pescaderos

Overall Pescaderos Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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  • The closest passenger airport to Pescaderos is Point Mugu Nas Airport (NTD) in USA, 75 km (47 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Pescaderos is Vandenberg Afb (Lompoc) Airport (VBG), also in USA, 75 km (47 miles) away.
  • Third is Meadows Fld (Bakersfield) Airport (BFL) in USA, 136 km (84 miles) away.
  • Burbank Glendale Pasadena Airport (BUR) in USA is 140 km (87 miles) away.
  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Pescaderos and is 143 km (89 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Pescaderos, CAL - Santa Barbara. Use the tab navigation above to view Pescaderos sea temperature, Pescaderos photographs, Pescaderos detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Pescaderos webcams, current wind from CAL - Santa Barbara live weather stations and Pescaderos 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 Pescaderos.