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Santa Barbara Surf

Detailed Santa Barbara surf forecast maps and the latest eyeball surf report from local surfers in the region. Near-shore swell is shown on the map together with the surf forecast rating for spots in Santa Barbara. Find the best places to surf in offshore conditions by selecting the wind option on the forecast map. Windsurfers and kite surfers can also use this option to find more favorable cross-shore conditions in Santa Barbara. Our local Wavefinder indicates where some of the best conditions are likely to be found in Santa Barbara over the next 7 days. Surf photos from Santa Barbara and reviews of the best spots and surfing conditions have been provided by local surfers.

Santa Barbara Surf Forecast

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Santa Barbara Surf Forecast map for predicting the best wave and wind conditions across the region. For surfers, the map shows the most powerful swell tracking across near-shore open water and not the peak waves experienced by boats out at sea. Move your mouse over the ocean swell symbols or the surf breaks on the coastline to see a more detailed surf forecast including wave period and wind conditions. The forecast updates every 6 hours and most live weather reports update every hour. You can animate the Santa Barbara Surf map or show live wind and wave conditions as reported from wavebuoys and local weather stations. Surf breaks shown along the Santa Barbara coastline are also listed below.

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Santa Barbara Wavefinder

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Best forecast wave conditions in Santa Barbara
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.2

WNW
2.1

NW
1.8

NW
1.2

WNW
2.4

NW
2.0

WNW
1.5

WNW
1.9

NW
1.5

WNW
1.6

WNW
1.2

WNW
1.0

WNW
0.9

WNW
0.9

WNW
0.6

WNW
0.8

WNW
0.8

WNW
1.0

NW
Period(s) (?)7888889891010988109911
Energy(?)1404773781797175153365343395302671411011137184103233
Wind
(km/h)
15 WSW15
0 NE0
10 SW10
15 WSW15
5 NNW5
10 WSW10
15 WSW15
15 NNW15
10 S10
10 WSW10
10 ESE10
15 SSE15
10 SSE10
0 NW0
10 SSW10
15 WNW15
5 NW5
10 SW10
Wind State(?)cross-
off
glasscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
ononcross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
glassoncross-
off
glasscross-
on
High Tide
/ height (m)
5:27PM
1.88

5:33AM
1.55
6:14PM
1.96

6:39AM
1.46
6:55PM
2.02

7:53AM
1.45
7:30PM
2.08

8:47AM
1.47

8:09PM
2.11
9:42AM
1.48

8:36PM
2.14
10:17AM
1.50
Low Tide
/ height (m)

11:47PM
0.90
11:38AM
0.65

12:56AM
0.73
12:14PM
0.76

1:50AM
0.57
1:03PM
0.87

2:35AM
0.44
1:41PM
0.94

3:19AM
0.34

2:19PM
1.00
3:49AM
0.27

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clear
clear
clear
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
252327272429291726262121221822202226
Low °C
232023262225281624251819211620202223
Chill °C (?)
252327272429291626262121221822202226
Sunrise
--5:48--5:48--5:48--5:48--5:48--5:48
Sunset
8:14--8:15--8:15--8:20--8:15--8:17--
Swell1 (m) & direction
0.5

WNW
1.5

WNW
1.4

WNW
0.6

WNW
1.5

WNW
1.3

WNW
0.5

S
1.3

WNW
1.5

WNW
1.6

WNW
1.2

WNW
1.0

WNW
0.9

WNW
0.9

WNW
0.6

WNW
0.8

WNW
0.8

WNW
1.0

NW
Period (s)1388118818991010988109911
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.4

WNW
0.6

WNW
0.6

WNW
0.3

SSW
0.7

WNW
0.8

WNW
0.3

SSW
0.3

S
0.3

SSW
0.5

S
0.5

S
0.4

WNW

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-
0.4

SSW
0.3

S
0.4

SSE
0.2

S
Period (s)11121114109131817161510--13131512
Wind waves (m) & direction
1.2

WNW
2.1

NW
1.8

NW
1.2

WNW
2.4

NW
2.0

WNW
1.5

WNW
1.9

NW

-

-
0.4

SE
0.3

SE

-

-

-

-

-

-
Period (s)78888898--32------


Santa Barbara Surf Breaks

beach and reef
point
beach and reef
beach
reef and point
point
point
reef and point
point
beach and reef
reef
beach
beach and reef
beach
reef
point
sandbar
reef
point
beach and reef
beach
beach and reef
beach and point
beach and reef
beach and reef
beach/Breakwater
beach
beach
reef
beach and reef
beach
beach and reef
reef
beach and reef
beach and reef
reef

Santa Barbara is a south facing coastline and is best surfed in the winter and the fall. SW and W swells work best but large parts are blocked by 4 channel islands that sit just off the coast. Fantastic area to explore with plenty of facilities and parking at most of the popular breaks. The whole of the area can get very crowded and locals tend to like to keep thing to themselves so respect local etiquette. There are a mixture of sand and reef breaks. Early morning sessions are always scored best.