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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 Wind reports 13 km away suggest it is still onshore at Tarantulas (light winds from the SW at cow Goleta wx). 1.0m 14 s period swell from WNW with 3.2m 14 s period wind swell from WNW
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Moderate
16.9 km/h
SW
Onshore
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Tarantulas Surf Forecast / CAL – Santa Barbara / USA

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 9 pm Friday 19 Jan 2018 PST

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 15.0 °C (Statistics for 19 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 13.7 max: 15.6 min: 12.0 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
4
WNW
3
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3
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2.5
WNW
2.1
WNW
1.9
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2.4
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0.9
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4
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3.5
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3.5
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Period(s) (?)1414141413121216151414131218181711101514131312
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)677131283166249114201064158426802763193329302760525485603530101883668515020391631661173
Wind
(km/h)
30
NNW
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35
NW
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15
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0
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35
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30
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30
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30
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Wind State(?)cross-
off
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off
crosscross-
off
cross-
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cross-
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cross-
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cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
12:08AM
1.55
10:51AM
1.90

12:46AM
1.57
11:29AM
1.76

1:24AM
1.61
12:13PM
1.60

2:04AM
1.66

1:16PM
1.44
2:53AM
1.75

2:55PM
1.31
3:43AM
1.85

4:46PM
1.28

4:39AM
1.98
6:14PM
1.33


Low Tide
/ height (m)

4:56AM
1.11
6:01PM
0.43

5:45AM
1.13
6:32PM
0.53

6:46AM
1.13

7:05PM
0.64
8:07AM
1.08

7:45PM
0.75
9:39AM
0.96

8:36PM
0.86
11:01AM
0.77

9:36PM
0.95
12:04PM
0.55

10:48PM
1.00

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
121313121314121616131817151917141312111314109
Low °C
10121291112111314121415131715111311101112109
Chill °C (?)
91010101112101414111716151917141198101276
Sunrise
-7:05--7:05--7:05--7:05--7:03--7:03--7:03--7:01
Sunset
--5:20--5:21--5:22--5:22--5:23--5:24--5:25--
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 18°C on Tue morning, min 9°C on Sat night). Mainly fresh winds.Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 8mm), mostly falling on Wed night. Cool air temperatures (max 19°C on Wed morning, min 9°C on Sat morning). Winds increasing (calm on Wed night, fresh winds from the NW by Thu afternoon).

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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.