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

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Tarpits Surf Forecast / CAL – Santa Barbara / USA

6 Day Weather and Surf, issued 10 pm Wednesday 23 Apr 2014 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 15.0 °C (Statistics for 23 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 13.7 max: 15.7 min: 12.4 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period (s) (?) 9 8 7 7 6 5 21 20 7 18 18 6 16 16 8 9 15 14 15 15 14 14 14
Surfscale
Wave
Graph

(?)
Energy (?) 135 48 67 106 41 94 214 280 427 231 225 251 195 181 177 108 71 69 118 118 106 68 68
Wind
(km/h)
20 NNE20
5 SSW5
20 W20
15 NNW15
15 WSW15
30 W30
30 NW30
25 NW25
40 WNW40
25 NNW25
20 NW20
35 WNW35
20 N20
10 NNW10
20 NNW20
20 NNE20
0 SE0
20 W20
15 NE15
10 SE10
20 W20
10 N10
10 NNE10
Wind State (?) off glass cross-
on
cross-
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cross-
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cross-
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cross cross cross cross-
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cross cross cross-
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off glass cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

6:18AM
1.80
7:19PM
1.95

7:23AM
1.82
7:57PM
2.08

8:20AM
1.83

8:32PM
2.18
9:12AM
1.81

9:05PM
2.24
10:00AM
1.77

9:40PM
2.26
10:49AM
1.72

10:14PM
2.24
11:37AM
1.65

10:49PM
2.18

Low Tide
/ height (m)
12:31AM
0.92
12:47PM
0.47

1:30AM
0.71
1:31PM
0.51

2:19AM
0.52

2:12PM
0.57
3:04AM
0.36

2:50PM
0.66
3:49AM
0.25

3:28PM
0.75
4:31AM
0.20

4:04PM
0.86

5:13AM
0.21
4:37PM
0.96


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
clear clear clear clear clear some clouds some clouds clear clear clear clear clear clear clear clear clear clear clear clear clear clear clear clear
Rain (mm)
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
High °C
20 23 24 21 20 19 14 15 18 15 20 22 18 24 27 24 29 31 28 31 32 28 27
Low °C
17 18 24 18 18 17 11 11 18 13 16 22 16 18 27 20 23 30 26 28 30 27 27
Chill °C (?)
20 23 24 21 20 18 12 13 17 13 20 22 17 24 27 24 29 31 28 31 32 28 27
Sunrise
- 6:15 - - 6:13 - - 6:13 - - 6:11 - - 6:11 - - 6:09 - - 6:09 - - 6:07
Sunset
- - 19:37 - - 19:37 - - 19:37 - - 19:38 - - 19:39 - - 19:40 - - 19:40 - -
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 24°C on Thu afternoon, min 11°C on Fri night). Winds increasing (calm on Thu morning, fresh winds from the WNW by Sat afternoon). Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very warm air temperatures (max 32°C on Wed afternoon, min 16°C on Sun night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the WNW on Sun afternoon, calm by Tue morning).

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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 6 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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