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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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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Sandspit (calm at BUOY-NTBC1 0 km from Sandspit). no significant swell
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Calm
4 km/h
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Clean
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Sandspit Surf Forecast / CAL – Santa Barbara / USA

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 10 pm Monday 20 Aug 2018 PDT

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 20.9 °C (Statistics for 20 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 17.4 max: 19.6 min: 15.7 °C)

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0
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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.5
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0.4
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0.4
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0.4
S
0.3
S
0.3
S
0.4
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0.4
NW
0.4
NW
0.3
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0.3
S
0.3
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0.3
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1.6
WNW
0.2
S
1.2
WNW
0.2
S
0.3
SW
1.4
WNW
0.2
WSW
1.5
WNW
1.5
WNW
1.4
WNW
Period(s) (?)1312121212141311101212121471361315615677
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)8249484425335630282524233621614112123714421155206163
Wind
(km/h)
5
S
10
SSW
10
SW
5
WNW
10
SW
15
WSW
5
WNW
10
SW
15
WSW
5
NW
10
SW
15
WSW
5
NW
10
SW
15
WSW
5
NW
10
SW
20
W
5
NW
10
WSW
20
W
10
NW
10
NNW
Wind State(?)glasscross-
on
cross-
on
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
glasscross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
on
crossglasscross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)

8:39AM
1.15
7:21PM
1.66

9:11AM
1.19

8:01PM
1.71
9:37AM
1.23

8:36PM
1.74
10:02AM
1.26

9:09PM
1.76
10:26AM
1.29

9:42PM
1.76
10:52AM
1.33

10:15PM
1.72
11:18AM
1.36

10:49PM
1.66

Low Tide
/ height (m)
2:01AM
0.12
1:13PM
0.82

2:39AM
0.06
1:55PM
0.78

3:11AM
0.02

2:30PM
0.73
3:41AM
0.00

3:03PM
0.67
4:09AM
-0.00

3:35PM
0.62
4:36AM
0.02

4:08PM
0.58

5:02AM
0.06
4:43PM
0.55


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
2224252325262325272426272426272325262326282523
Low °C
2122252223262223272324272323262222262122282323
Chill °C (?)
2224252325262325272426272426272325262326282523
Sunrise
-6:24--6:24--6:24--6:26--6:26--6:26--6:28--6:28
Sunset
--7:37--7:37--7:36--7:34--7:32--7:31--7:30--
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 27°C on Thu afternoon, min 21°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 28°C on Mon afternoon, min 21°C on Sun 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.