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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). 3.5m 8 s period wind swell from WNW is too big
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Actual: 22 min ago

Calm
4.8 km/h
NNW
Glassy
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Refugio State Beach Surf Forecast / CAL – Santa Barbara / USA

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 9 pm Sunday 04 Dec 2016 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 15.6 °C (Statistics for 04 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 14.9 max: 17.0 min: 13.5 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)15141489912121212119101010109131211111111
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Wave
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Energy(?)1648117699083061262143040965648611686363370394363273225227451593254249
Wind
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15 NNW15
15 NNW15
30 NW30
10 N10
15 NW15
30 NW30
15 NNW15
10 N10
15 WNW15
10 NNW10
10 NW10
25 NW25
15 NNW15
20 NW20
25 NW25
15 NNW15
20 NW20
25 NW25
20 NW20
15 WNW15
20 NW20
10 NNW10
15 NNW15
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High Tide
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2:36AM
1.50
12:16PM
1.69

3:27AM
1.58

1:33PM
1.58

4:09AM
1.69
3:06PM
1.49

4:47AM
1.82
4:35PM
1.47

5:26AM
1.98
5:53PM
1.50

6:05AM
2.14
6:59PM
1.56

6:45AM
2.29

8:01PM
1.61

Low Tide
/ height (m)

6:47AM
1.32

7:57PM
0.53
8:27AM
1.28

8:50PM
0.58
10:00AM
1.13

9:45PM
0.63
11:11AM
0.92

10:37PM
0.67
12:07PM
0.67

11:28PM
0.72
12:58PM
0.42

12:18AM
0.76

1:46PM
0.19
1:05AM
0.81

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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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
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Sunrise
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Sunset
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Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 22°C on Mon morning, min 11°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 23°C on Fri morning, min 15°C on Sat night). Mainly fresh winds.

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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.