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

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Refugio State Beach Surf Forecast / CAL – Santa Barbara / USA

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 4 am Wednesday 23 Jul 2014 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 20.3 °C (Statistics for 23 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 16.7 max: 17.9 min: 15.6 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period (s) (?) 12 12 7 8 8 8 9 9 9 9 9 9 8 8 8 8 8 9 8 8 8 8 8
Surfscale
Wave
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Energy (?) 13 12 303 429 560 587 444 362 345 266 260 164 109 122 135 84 107 164 120 135 171 167 163
Wind
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30 NW30
40 WNW40
25 NNW25
25 NW25
35 WNW35
20 NNW20
15 WSW15
15 W15
5 W5
10 SSW10
15 WSW15
10 W10
15 WSW15
20 W20
10 NW10
20 WSW20
20 W20
15 NW15
15 WSW15
25 W25
15 NNW15
10 NW10
20 W20
Wind State (?) cross-
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glass on cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
9:14AM
1.48

8:07PM
2.10
9:49AM
1.52

8:44PM
2.12
10:22AM
1.55

9:19PM
2.12
10:52AM
1.57

9:53PM
2.10
11:22AM
1.60

10:27PM
2.04
11:52AM
1.62

11:01PM
1.95
12:24PM
1.64

11:37PM
1.83


Low Tide
/ height (m)
1:51PM
1.05

3:21AM
0.28

2:32PM
1.03
3:54AM
0.26

3:08PM
1.01
4:26AM
0.26

3:47PM
0.99
4:57AM
0.29

4:22PM
0.97

5:25AM
0.34
5:03PM
0.97

5:55AM
0.42
5:42PM
0.99

6:24AM
0.51

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
23 27 23 27 28 24 25 25 24 23 25 23 26 27 25 27 27 25 27 27 24 25 27
Chill °C (?)
27 28 25 31 30 25 27 27 24 26 26 25 27 27 27 27 28 26 28 28 26 25 27
Sunrise
6:03 - - 6:05 - - 6:05 - - 6:05 - - 6:07 - - 6:07 - - 6:07 - - 6:09 -
Sunset
- 20:07 - - 20:07 - - 20:07 - - 20:06 - - 20:05 - - 20:05 - - 20:04 - - 20:02
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very warm air temperatures (max 31°C on Thu morning, min 23°C on Wed morning). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the WNW on Wed afternoon, calm by Fri night). Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 28°C on Mon afternoon, min 24°C on Sat 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.

 

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