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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 The wind is still cross-off at Tarantulas (fresh winds from the N at BUOY-PTGC1 16 km from Tarantulas). 1.7m 14 s period swell from WNW with 1.0m 5 s period wind swell from NW
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16 km away, 3 h 35 min ago

Moderate
35 km/h
N
14.6
19.0
Air / Water (°C)
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Tarantulas Surf Forecast / CAL – Santa Barbara / USA

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 4 am Friday 19 Oct 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 19.0 °C (Statistics for 19 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 16.6 max: 18.1 min: 15.3 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.2
WNW
1.2
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1
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0.8
WNW
0.8
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0.8
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0.7
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Period(s) (?)1414131212121211111112181514121211111413141414
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)5154863411961841741408712811513715210413314314216621156953697111101093
Wind
(km/h)
5
NNW
15
WNW
5
NNE
5
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10
WNW
10
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10
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15
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Wind State(?)cross-
off
crosscross-
off
glasscross-
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cross-
off
crosscrosscross-
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crosscrosscross-
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cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
8:01AM
1.67
7:10PM
1.70

8:22AM
1.74
7:54PM
1.74

8:43AM
1.81

8:36PM
1.76
9:05AM
1.89

9:16PM
1.76
9:28AM
1.96

9:58PM
1.74
9:53AM
2.03

10:41PM
1.70
10:21AM
2.08

11:28PM
1.63
10:53AM
2.10

Low Tide
/ height (m)
1:34PM
1.04

1:48AM
0.54

2:09PM
0.91
2:18AM
0.55

2:43PM
0.77
2:46AM
0.58

3:17PM
0.64
3:14AM
0.64

3:52PM
0.51
3:42AM
0.71

4:29PM
0.41
4:11AM
0.80

5:10PM
0.34
4:41AM
0.90


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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Rain (mm)
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High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
2526222726212322171819141922172224192325202025
Sunrise
7:11--7:11--7:11--7:13--7:13--7:15--7:16--7:16-
Sunset
-6:22--6:20--6:19--6:17--6:16--6:15--6:15--6:14
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 27°C on Sat morning, min 15°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 25°C on Thu afternoon, min 14°C on Mon night). Mainly fresh winds.

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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.