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Refugio State Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.9

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing glassy conditions at Refugio State Beach (calm at El Capitan State Beach Goleta wx 5 km from Refugio State Beach). 1.4m 9 s period swell from NW
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Actual: 19 min ago

Calm
3.2 km/h
NE
Glassy
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Refugio State Beach Surf Forecast / CAL – Santa Barbara / USA

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 4 am Tuesday 26 Sep 2017 PDT

Refugio State Beach surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's Refugio State Beach sea temperature is 17.3 °C (Statistics for 26 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 17.4 max: 19.7 min: 16.1 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)999910101010911116789101091010988
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)2602602061292209413111576471039925753212999138911265106010701464433315
Wind
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5 SSW5
5 SW5
5 NNE5
5 SSW5
15 W15
10 N10
5 S5
15 W15
10 NNW10
5 WSW5
20 WNW20
10 NNW10
10 W10
20 WNW20
10 N10
0 SSW0
15 NW15
10 N10
5 SW5
15 WNW15
10 N10
5 ENE5
5 SW5
Wind State(?)oncross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

2:07PM
1.69

5:34AM
1.34
3:15PM
1.65

6:51AM
1.41
4:37PM
1.65

7:30AM
1.48
5:46PM
1.69

7:54AM
1.55
6:38PM
1.76

8:17AM
1.62
7:22PM
1.83

8:38AM
1.71

8:04PM
1.90
9:02AM
1.79

Low Tide
/ height (m)


10:04PM
0.72
8:48AM
1.28

11:21PM
0.68
10:44AM
1.30

12:19AM
0.62
12:04PM
1.24

1:03AM
0.55
12:53PM
1.15

1:38AM
0.49
1:33PM
1.03

2:10AM
0.45

2:11PM
0.90
2:39AM
0.43


Note: the tide data above is for Beavers which is 2 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Refugio State Beach.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Refugio State Beach blow from the NNE.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
2829242929253031253132242930222730252629232025
Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
2829242929253031253132242930222730252629232025
Sunrise
6:50--6:52--6:52--6:52--6:54--6:54--6:54--6:56-
Sunset
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Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very warm air temperatures (max 32°C on Fri afternoon, min 23°C on Tue morning). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Very warm air temperatures (max 30°C on Sat afternoon, min 20°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Refugio State Beach Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Refugio State Beach provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Refugio State Beach can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Refugio State Beach surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Refugio State Beach) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Refugio State Beach may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Refugio State Beach is 21 km (13 miles) from Isla Vista. If you plan a vacation in Santa Barbara, look for hotels and other accommodation in Isla Vista. Isla Vista has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.