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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 glassy conditions at Tarantulas (calm at Jalama Road and Hwy 1 Lompoc wx 12 km from Tarantulas). 2.3m 13 s period swell from WNW with an additional 1.1m 19 s period swell from WNW
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Tarantulas Surf Forecast / CAL – Santa Barbara / USA

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 10 pm Monday 23 Oct 2017 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 16.6 °C (Statistics for 23 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 16.4 max: 18.3 min: 14.8 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)1317161514141312129882322201918171615151414
Surfscale.metric
Wave
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Energy(?)14521043105414871028857587563207138848012353199432842373071273716881139988774712
Wind
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10 NNE10
5 NNW5
15 W15
5 NNE5
0 SSW0
10 WNW10
10 NNW10
0 SW0
10 NW10
10 NNW10
10 NW10
15 NW15
10 NNW10
5 NW5
15 NW15
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10 NW10
15 NW15
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5 WNW5
15 NW15
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Wind State(?)offglasscross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
1:58AM
1.42
12:24PM
1.81

3:25AM
1.39
1:08PM
1.72


5:05AM
1.41
2:03PM
1.63

6:11AM
1.48
3:27PM
1.57

6:44AM
1.55
4:50PM
1.56

7:09AM
1.63
5:57PM
1.60

7:33AM
1.72
6:54PM
1.65


Low Tide
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6:12AM
1.20

8:04PM
0.56
6:53AM
1.29

9:07PM
0.61
8:18AM
1.36

10:15PM
0.63
10:22AM
1.36

11:16PM
0.62
11:45AM
1.28

12:06AM
0.60
12:41PM
1.15

12:45AM
0.58
1:21PM
0.99

1:21AM
0.57

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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High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
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Sunrise
-7:15--7:16--7:16--7:18--7:18--7:18--7:20--7:20
Sunset
--6:15--6:15--6:14--6:13--6:12--6:10--6:09--
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very warm air temperatures (max 33°C on Tue afternoon, min 20°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 27°C on Sat afternoon, min 14°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

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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.