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Tarantulas ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.7
Consistency of Surf: 3.7
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.1

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Tarantulas (calm at Jalama Road and Hwy 1 Lompoc wx 12 km from Tarantulas). 1.5m 12 s period swell from WNW
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Tarantulas Surf Forecast / CAL – Santa Barbara / USA

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 4 am Tuesday 24 Apr 2018 PDT

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

Today's Tarantulas sea temperature is 11.4 °C (Statistics for 24 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 13.5 max: 15.3 min: 12.2 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.9
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1.7
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3
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2.5
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Period(s) (?)12181615141413121211671414888888101011
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)264390768975886653427297265163196311352357519382564593327277150916001565
Wind
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10
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High Tide
/ height (m)

7:28PM
1.80

6:54AM
1.82

8:03PM
1.90
7:55AM
1.82

8:37PM
1.99
8:48AM
1.81

9:09PM
2.06
9:38AM
1.78

9:39PM
2.10
10:25AM
1.73

10:08PM
2.11
11:12AM
1.66

10:37PM
2.10


Low Tide
/ height (m)
12:41PM
0.37

1:10AM
0.94
1:30PM
0.40

2:03AM
0.76

2:11PM
0.45
2:49AM
0.59

2:49PM
0.54
3:34AM
0.46

3:23PM
0.64
4:14AM
0.37

3:57PM
0.76
4:54AM
0.31

4:27PM
0.88

5:35AM
0.31

Note: the tide data above is for Cojo which is 8 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Tarantulas.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Tarantulas blow from the NE.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
1617131717131616121414121615131615111313121114
Low °C
1216121316111215111214121314121313111212101114
Chill °C (?)
1616121716111515101211914131014138101110912
Sunrise
6:18--6:18--6:16--6:15--6:13--6:13--6:11--6:11-
Sunset
-7:40--7:42--7:43--7:43--7:44--7:45--7:45--7:46
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 17°C on Tue afternoon, min 11°C on Wed night). Winds increasing (light winds from the NNW on Tue morning, fresh winds from the NW by Fri afternoon).Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 16°C on Sat morning, min 10°C on Mon night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the NW on Sat afternoon, light winds from the NNW by Mon night).

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Information about the Tarantulas Surf forecast

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

Tarantulas is 16 km (10 miles) from Lompoc. If you plan a vacation in Santa Barbara, look for hotels and other accommodation in Lompoc. Lompoc has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.