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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 Still cross-shore at Refugio State Beach (light winds from the ESE at El Capitan State Beach Goleta wx 5 km from Refugio State Beach). 2.1m 13 s period swell from WNW with 1.1m 4 s period wind swell from S
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Actual: 25 min ago

Light
14.5 km/h
ESE
Cross-Shore
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Refugio State Beach Surf Forecast / CAL – Santa Barbara / USA

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 3 pm Wednesday 18 Jan 2017 PST

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 14.3 °C (Statistics for 18 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 13.8 max: 15.8 min: 12.1 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)1413131314141416181816151515151515141312121116
Surfscale.metric
Wave
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Energy(?)150914443347405955217188861924185290202263810389987869651277792439438852553374654196011608612787
Wind
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10 SE10
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10 WNW10
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10 WSW10
35 W35
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10 NE10
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High Tide
/ height (m)

3:15AM
1.74

3:21PM
1.29

4:07AM
1.78
5:07PM
1.26

4:56AM
1.83
6:25PM
1.29

5:38AM
1.89

7:21PM
1.35
6:16AM
1.97

8:03PM
1.41
6:53AM
2.04

8:36PM
1.47
7:28AM
2.11


Low Tide
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8:07PM
0.77
10:04AM
0.98

9:00PM
0.90
11:24AM
0.85

9:55PM
1.00
12:20PM
0.71

10:53PM
1.06

1:01PM
0.58
11:47PM
1.08

1:37PM
0.46
12:31AM
1.08

2:09PM
0.35
1:11AM
1.06

2:42PM
0.27

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
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Sunrise
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Sunset
5:15--5:15--5:16--5:17--5:19--5:20--5:21--5:22-
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 126mm), heaviest during Fri morning. Cool air temperatures (max 15°C on Thu morning, min 10°C on Fri night). Winds increasing (calm on Wed night, strong winds from the SE by Sat night).Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 128mm), heaviest during Sun afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 16°C on Wed morning, min 7°C on Mon night). Winds decreasing (near gales from the SE on Sun morning, calm by Wed morning).

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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.