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Surf Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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Surf Beach Ca photo

Surf Beach

Photo credit: Dan Liberotti

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 13.7 °C

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Friday, 18 January 2019, 14:22 Local time
Friday 18
Wave (m) 3.5
Period (s) 15 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 20
NW 25
NW 20
NNW 15
Wind State on on on cross-

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Surf Beach in Santa Barbara is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the southeast. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the best swell direction is from the northwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around high tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Beware of rips and sharks.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

At Surf Beach (0 km).

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Surf Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Vandenberg Air Force Base Airport, 7 km from Surf Beach.

moderate winds from the N.(Wind varies from 260 to 360 degs)

Dry and partly cloudy
Air temperature
16.3 °C

Current weather near Surf Beach

Buoy Data:

At Harvest, CA, 18 miles from Surf Beach.

  10AM 11AM 12PM 1PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 5.1
Dominant period (s) 13 15 15 15

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Overall Surf Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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Surf Beach Location Map

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Town and city forecasts close to Surf Beach:


  • The closest passenger airport to Surf Beach is Vandenberg Afb (Lompoc) Airport (VBG) in USA, 7 km (4 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Surf Beach is Point Mugu Nas Airport (NTD), also in USA, 150 km (93 miles) away.
  • Third is Meadows Fld (Bakersfield) Airport (BFL) in USA, 165 km (102 miles) away.
  • Lemoore Nas Airport (NLC) in USA is 194 km (120 miles) away.
  • Burbank Glendale Pasadena Airport (BUR), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Surf Beach and is 213 km (132 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Surf Beach, CAL - Santa Barbara. Use the tab navigation above to view Surf Beach sea temperature, Surf Beach photographs, Surf Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Surf Beach webcams, current wind from CAL - Santa Barbara live weather stations and Surf 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 Surf Beach.