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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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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Sand Beach (calm at Goleta 3 km from Sand Beach). 0.7m 15 s period swell from S with 2.4m 8 s period wind swell from WNW
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Sand Beach Surf Forecast / CAL – Santa Barbara / USA

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 10 pm Tuesday 18 Sep 2018 PDT

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 19.3 °C (Statistics for 18 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 17.4 max: 19.4 min: 16.2 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.8
WNW
1.6
WNW
1.8
WNW
2
WNW
1.3
WNW
1
WNW
0.8
WNW
0.9
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0.8
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0.7
NW
0.6
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0.4
WNW
0.4
SW
0.4
NW
0.4
NW
0.4
NW
0.7
WNW
0.4
SSW
0.9
NW
0.5
S
0.5
S
0.4
SSW
0.4
SSW
Period(s) (?)888999911111010914899817816151818
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)372331453608238161841831461046035531720276410193126121124120
Wind
(km/h)
10
NNW
10
SW
15
W
5
NE
10
SSW
10
SW
5
ESE
10
SSE
5
SSW
0
ESE
10
SSW
10
WSW
5
NNW
10
SW
15
WSW
5
NNW
10
SW
15
WSW
5
NE
10
SSW
10
WSW
5
NNW
5
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Wind State(?)crossoncross-
on
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High Tide
/ height (m)

8:12AM
1.53
6:51PM
1.82

8:38AM
1.59
7:35PM
1.88

9:01AM
1.64

8:13PM
1.93
9:23AM
1.70

8:50PM
1.96
9:46AM
1.75

9:25PM
1.95
10:09AM
1.80

10:02PM
1.91
10:33AM
1.85

10:39PM
1.84

Low Tide
/ height (m)
1:21AM
0.51
1:02PM
1.16

1:58AM
0.45
1:43PM
1.07

2:31AM
0.42

2:18PM
0.97
3:00AM
0.40

2:51PM
0.88
3:27AM
0.41

3:24PM
0.79
3:54AM
0.45

3:59PM
0.71
4:20AM
0.52

4:35PM
0.64
4:46AM
0.61

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
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
2226282528282625262426272427282628282727272524
Sunrise
-6:45--6:46--6:47--6:47--6:48--6:48--6:50--6:50
Sunset
--7:00--6:58--6:57--6:54--6:53--6:52--6:51--
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 28°C on Wed afternoon, min 21°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 28°C on Sun afternoon, min 24°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

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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.