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Sand Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.3
Consistency of Surf: 4.3
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.3

Overall: 3.1

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Sand Beach Spot ID

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Type: beach and reef

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind ENE

Sea Temperature Today is: 12.5 °C

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Friday, 22 March 2019, 02:01 Local time
Friday 22
Wave (m) 1.7
Period (s) 12 12 11 11
Wind (km/h) 10
NW 10
NNW 10
Wind State cross cross cross cross-

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Sand Beach in Santa Barbara is a fairly exposed beach and reef break that has reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the east northeast. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the best swell direction is from the west. Waves at the beach break both left and right. It's often crowded here. Beware of rocks and rips.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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For Isla Vista, 2 km from Sand Beach.

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Sand Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Santa Barbara Airport, 4 km from Sand Beach.


Air temperature
8.3 °C

Current weather near Sand Beach

Overall Sand Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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  • The closest passenger airport to Sand Beach is Vandenberg Afb (Lompoc) Airport (VBG) in USA, 73 km (45 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Sand Beach is Point Mugu Nas Airport (NTD), also in USA, 77 km (48 miles) away.
  • Third is Meadows Fld (Bakersfield) Airport (BFL) in USA, 136 km (84 miles) away.
  • Burbank Glendale Pasadena Airport (BUR) in USA is 142 km (88 miles) away.
  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Sand Beach and is 145 km (90 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Sand Beach, CAL - Santa Barbara. Use the tab navigation above to view Sand Beach sea temperature, Sand Beach photographs, Sand Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Sand Beach webcams, current wind from CAL - Santa Barbara live weather stations and Sand Beach 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 Sand Beach.