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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 Surf Forecast / CAL – Santa Barbara / USA

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 3 pm Tuesday 20 Feb 2018 PST

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

Today's Sand Beach sea temperature is 14.8 °C (Statistics for 20 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 13.7 max: 15.0 min: 12.3 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.6
WNW
1.6
NW
0.6
WNW
0.7
NW
0.8
WNW
1.1
WNW
2.3
WNW
2.5
WNW
2.2
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2
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1.4
NW
1
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1
WNW
0.9
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0.9
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0.9
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0.8
WNW
0.7
WNW
2.3
WNW
2.5
NW
3
NW
3.5
NW
3.5
NW
Period(s) (?)121116161514681011111515151515141478888
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)6865721772452755014109941030938476451439344334348264168493929116113341509
Wind
(km/h)
15
W
10
NNW
5
W
20
W
10
NNW
15
W
30
WNW
25
NW
20
NNW
20
NNW
10
NNE
5
SSW
15
W
10
N
5
SSW
15
WSW
10
N
5
W
25
WNW
15
NNW
25
NW
40
NW
30
NW
Wind State(?)cross-
on
crossglassoncrosscross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscrosscross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

12:49AM
1.78

1:14PM
1.40
1:43AM
1.81

2:54PM
1.29
2:48AM
1.86

4:53PM
1.30
3:59AM
1.95

6:16PM
1.40

5:08AM
2.06

7:11PM
1.51
6:08AM
2.18





Low Tide
/ height (m)
6:12PM
0.76

7:30AM
0.85
6:50PM
0.89

8:58AM
0.78

7:47PM
1.01
10:27AM
0.65

9:09PM
1.10
11:37AM
0.47

10:37PM
1.11
12:34PM
0.30

11:52PM
1.04

1:22PM
0.16




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

Offshore winds at Sand Beach blow from the ENE.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
138131310121281314915171218181521211416138
Low °C
10811109129710981313111616141816111498
Chill °C (?)
1161211810941113714161118181521211314104
Sunrise
--6:37--6:35--6:35--6:33--6:31--6:31--6:30--
Sunset
5:47--5:47--5:49--5:50--5:51--5:52--5:52--5:53-
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 14°C on Fri afternoon, min 7°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (calm on Wed morning, fresh winds from the WNW by Thu afternoon).Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 21°C on Mon morning, min 8°C on Tue night). Winds increasing (calm on Mon morning, fresh winds from the NW by Tue afternoon).

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Information about the Sand Beach Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Sand Beach provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Sand Beach can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Sand 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 (Sand 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 Sand 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.

Sand Beach is 2 km (1 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.