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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 10 am Monday 02 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 13.9 °C (Statistics for 02 May 1981-2005 - mean: 14.0 max: 15.6 min: 12.6 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)151414141313121514145101010999121819171817
Surfscale.metric
Wave
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Energy(?)165153144939285527410310010613089145803838256470119103157
Wind
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10 SW10
20 W20
0 WSW0
10 SSW10
15 WSW15
5 SE5
10 SSW10
20 WSW20
10 NNW10
15 WSW15
35 W35
10 WNW10
15 SW15
25 W25
5 WNW5
10 S10
15 SW15
5 WNW5
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5 SW5
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20 WSW20
Wind State(?)oncross-
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High Tide
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7:21PM
1.95

7:24AM
1.80
7:56PM
2.12

8:22AM
1.84

8:33PM
2.26
9:19AM
1.85

9:13PM
2.37
10:13AM
1.83

9:54PM
2.42
11:09AM
1.78







Low Tide
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12:47PM
0.51

1:33AM
0.71
1:31PM
0.51

2:21AM
0.47

2:14PM
0.55
3:09AM
0.27

2:56PM
0.61
3:58AM
0.11

3:39PM
0.71
4:48AM
0.03

4:24PM
0.82






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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High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
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Sunrise
6:05--6:05--6:03--6:03--6:01--6:01--6:00--5:58-
Sunset
-7:44--7:44--7:45--7:45--7:46--7:46--7:47--7:49
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 23°C on Tue morning, min 12°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (calm on Mon night, fresh winds from the W by Thu afternoon).Long Range Forecast:Some drizzle, heaviest during Fri afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 19°C on Mon afternoon, min 12°C on Thu night). 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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