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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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Surf Report Feed

Tarpits Surf and Wind Quality by Season (CAL – Santa Barbara, USA)

The charts below show frequency of occurrence of a certain swell or wind in Tarpits, broken down by both direction and strength (wave height).

IMPORTANT: Beta version feature! Swell heights are open water values from NWW3. There is no attempt to model near-shore effects. Coastal wave heights will generally be less, especially if the break does not have unobstructed exposure to the open ocean.

Seasonal Tarpits Swell and Wind Distribution

This chart describes how often and how strongly the wind blows from different direction... (show all text)

The figure illustrates the combination of swells directed at Tarpits through a typical ... (show all text)

The graph describes how often and how strongly the wind blows from different directions... (show all text)

This image illustrates the combination of swells directed at Tarpits over a normal nort... (show all text)

The graph describes how often and how strongly the wind blows from different directions... (show all text)

This image illustrates the combination of swells directed at Tarpits through an average... (show all text)

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The rose diagram shows the range of swells directed at Tarpits through an average north... (show all text)

You can also compare this with Tarpits swell conditioned on favourable winds.

Also see overall Tarpits surf quality charts (on the guide page) and Tarpits surf quality by month.

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.