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Sandspit ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 1.0
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 2.6

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Sandspit Surf Forecast / CAL – Santa Barbara / USA

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 3 pm Saturday 17 Feb 2018 PST

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

Today's Sandspit sea temperature is 15.4 °C (Statistics for 17 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 13.8 max: 15.3 min: 12.0 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.5
WNW
0.4
NW
0.4
WNW
0.4
WNW
3.5
WNW
2.5
NW
2.5
WNW
1.8
WNW
1.3
WNW
1
WNW
0.8
WNW
0.4
NW
0.4
WNW
0.4
WNW
0.4
WNW
0.3
SSW
2.5
WNW
2
WNW
2.2
WNW
0.6
WNW
1.2
WNW
0.7
WNW
2
WNW
Period(s) (?)1116151487712131261616151416866169157
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)646185811818761752934498329466995868053769321369214232207362
Wind
(km/h)
5
SSW
5
NNE
5
SW
20
W
25
NW
35
NW
35
NW
15
NNW
0
NNW
10
WSW
10
NE
5
SSE
10
WSW
10
N
5
WSW
25
WNW
20
NW
15
NW
20
NW
15
NNW
5
W
20
NW
15
NNW
Wind State(?)cross-
on
glasscross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
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glasscross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

11:08PM
1.27
10:38AM
1.46

11:39PM
1.30
11:19AM
1.31

12:14AM
1.34
12:09PM
1.13

12:56AM
1.37

1:20PM
0.95
1:48AM
1.41

3:08PM
0.84
2:53AM
1.46

5:10PM
0.85

4:05AM
1.55


Low Tide
/ height (m)
4:46PM
-0.09

4:37AM
0.42
5:14PM
0.01

5:23AM
0.41
5:43PM
0.14

6:19AM
0.41
6:15PM
0.28

7:32AM
0.38
6:53PM
0.43

9:05AM
0.31

7:49PM
0.58
10:38AM
0.17

9:14PM
0.67
11:48AM
-0.02


Note: the tide data above is calculated at the surf break location.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Sandspit blow from the N.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
191717171211118131411141310161610161610181912
Low °C
17151713799611111013111014119121210151312
Chill °C (?)
1917171610885121311141281515715158181910
Sunrise
--6:39--6:39--6:37--6:35--6:35--6:33--6:33--
Sunset
5:44--5:45--5:45--5:46--5:47--5:49--5:49--5:50-
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 19°C on Sat afternoon, min 6°C on Mon night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the NW on Mon morning, calm by Tue morning).Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 19°C on Sat afternoon, min 9°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Sandspit Surf forecast

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

Sandspit is 1 km (1 miles) from the city of Santa Ana. If you plan a vacation in Santa Barbara, look for hotels and other accommodation in Santa Ana. Santa Ana has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.