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Tarpits ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.3

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Tarpits Surf Forecast / CAL – Santa Barbara / USA

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 4 am Tuesday 31 May 2016 PDT

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

Today's Tarpits sea temperature is 14.7 °C (Statistics for 31 May 1981-2005 - mean: 14.7 max: 16.8 min: 13.4 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)1615181716161515141414141313131212121211555
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)181172165287454411390375276269195179128119817849444623483730
Wind
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10 SSW10
15 WSW15
5 SE5
10 SSW10
15 WSW15
5 ESE5
10 SW10
15 WSW15
5 E5
10 SSW10
10 SW10
5 SE5
10 SSW10
15 WSW15
5 W5
10 SW10
15 SW15
5 W5
15 SSW15
15 WSW15
5 SSW5
10 SSE10
10 SSW10
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High Tide
/ height (m)

6:43PM
2.07

7:15AM
1.62
7:25PM
2.23

8:18AM
1.66

8:05PM
2.35
9:18AM
1.69

8:49PM
2.44
10:14AM
1.70

9:32PM
2.46
11:07AM
1.70

10:16PM
2.43
12:02PM
1.68

11:03PM
2.33


Low Tide
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12:04PM
0.64

1:23AM
0.59
12:53PM
0.69

2:14AM
0.35
1:41PM
0.74

3:02AM
0.16

2:28PM
0.80
3:51AM
0.02

3:15PM
0.86
4:40AM
-0.03

4:02PM
0.93

5:28AM
-0.02
4:52PM
1.01

6:17AM
0.05

Note: the tide data above is for Carpinteria which is 1 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Tarpits.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Tarpits blow from the NE.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
2326262527262829303031313031282727252526242023
Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
2326262527262829303031313031282727252526242023
Sunrise
5:46--5:46--5:46--5:46--5:45--5:45--5:45--5:45-
Sunset
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Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very warm air temperatures (max 31°C on Fri afternoon, min 21°C on Tue morning). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Very warm air temperatures (max 31°C on Sat afternoon, min 20°C on Tue morning). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Tarpits Surf forecast

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

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

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