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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.

Santa Barbara Photos

Santa Barbara Wavefinder

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Best forecast wave conditions in Santa Barbara
OceanoEl capitanTarantulasCampus pointRincon 2Campus pointSewersCampus pointBeavers hazardsBeavers hazardsSealsOceanoMain streetMondosCojoEl capitanEl capitanJalama
Rating6
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2.4

WNW
4.0

WNW
4.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.5

WNW
3.5

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
2.5

WNW
2.1

WNW
1.9

WNW
1.4

NW
2.5

WNW
1.8

WNW
3.0

NW
3.0

NW
2.5

NW
2.0

NW
Period(s) (?)201816161514141414131217151314141312
Energy(?)4535107878354477253004333333132572405142011341024342010894066284721351206
Wind
(km/h)
10 WNW10
15 WNW15
20 NW20
25 WNW25
25 WNW25
20 NW20
15 NNW15
25 NW25
15 NNW15
10 NNW10
15 WNW15
5 NNE5
5 E5
20 W20
20 NNW20
10 NNW10
15 WNW15
15 NNW15
Wind State(?)cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffoffcross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)


11:35PM
1.54
10:11AM
2.02

12:08AM
1.55
10:51AM
1.90

12:37AM
1.57
11:20AM
1.77

1:12AM
1.21
12:08PM
1.25

1:56AM
1.66

1:11PM
1.44

Low Tide
/ height (m)

5:13PM
0.28

4:08AM
1.08
5:22PM
0.34

4:56AM
1.11
5:52PM
0.43

5:33AM
1.12
6:23PM
0.53

6:35AM
0.68
6:57PM
0.64

8:01AM
1.09


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partially cloudy
partially cloudy
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rain showers
rain showers
clear
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Summary
clearclearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearrain shwrsrain shwrsclearclearclearclearsome clouds
Rain (mm)
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High °C
171914161611131410171711151912202013
Low °C
1616131512911118131211121711161612
Chill °C (?)
1719131415811128171610151910202011
Sunrise
7:09--7:03--7:07--7:03--7:07--7:03--
Sunset
-5:15--5:15--5:16--5:17--5:16--5:21-
Swell1 (m) & direction
2.4

WNW
4.0

WNW
4.0

WNW
3.0

WNW

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0.3

SSW
3.0

WNW
0.2

S
2.5

WNW
2.1

WNW
0.1

S
1.4

WNW
2.5

WNW
0.7

WNW
2.2

WNW
1.9

WNW
1.7

WNW
1.4

WNW
Period (s)20181616-12141214131112151614141312
Swell2 (m) & direction
2.1

WNW
0.3

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.3

S
0.1

SW
0.2

S
0.4

NW
0.1

S
0.1

S
0.1

S
0.1

SW
1.4

NW
0.2

SSW
0.1

SW
0.1

W
0.3

WNW
0.4

WNW
0.8

WNW
Period (s)141413131512141912111717161524222119
Wind waves (m) & direction
-

-
1.1

WNW
1.8

WNW
3.5

WNW
3.5

WNW

-
3.0

WNW
2.5

WNW

-
1.9

WNW

-

-
1.8

WNW
3.0

NW
3.0

NW
2.5

NW
2.0

NW
Period (s)--561514-1414-12--1314141312


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.