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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
SewersBeavers hazardsCojoBeavers hazardsBeavers hazardsCojoJalamaJalamaCojoBeavers hazardsJalamaOceanoJalamaJalamaJalamaBeavers hazardsJalamaJalama
Rating6
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
3.0

NW
2.2

NW
2.2

WNW
2.2

WNW
2.1

WNW
2.0

WNW
2.0

WNW
1.4

WNW
1.5

WNW
1.8

WNW
1.6

WNW
1.7

WNW
1.4

WNW
1.4

WNW
1.4

NW
1.3

NW
0.8

NW
0.7

NW
Period(s) (?)1413131212121317161514141312111198
Energy(?)36441623162215471342119713171043105414871028109362054553037511266
Wind
(km/h)
15 NNE15
0 NNW0
20 NW20
10 NNE10
5 W5
15 NW15
10 NNE10
5 NNE5
15 WNW15
5 NNE5
5 SSE5
10 W10
5 NNW5
5 SSE5
5 WSW5
5 ENE5
5 SW5
10 WNW10
Wind State(?)cross-
off
glasscross-
off
offglasscross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
offglassoncross-
off
glassonglassglasscross-
on
High Tide
/ height (m)
11:58PM
1.58
11:37AM
0.73

12:49AM
1.49
11:44AM
1.90

1:53AM
1.41
12:24PM
1.81

3:16AM
1.37
12:58PM
1.72


5:09AM 1:57PM
1.40 1.63
2:25PM
1.66

6:11AM
1.48
3:27PM
1.57
Low Tide
/ height (m)

5:39AM
-0.26
6:44PM
-0.85

5:35AM
1.09
7:05PM
0.51

6:12AM
1.20
8:00PM
0.57

6:41AM
1.29

9:04PM
0.62
8:02AM
1.36

10:15PM
0.63
10:22AM
1.36

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clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Summary
clearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
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High °C
182827263332273233293033232626232223
Low °C
162026242530262730272529222323221921
Chill °C (?)
182827263332273233293033232626232223
Sunrise
-7:11--7:11--7:15--7:16--7:16--7:18-
Sunset
--6:17--6:16--6:15--6:14--6:14--6:13
Swell1 (m) & direction
2.5

NW
2.2

NW
2.2

WNW
2.2

WNW
2.1

WNW
2.0

WNW
2.0

WNW
1.8

NW
1.5

WNW
1.8

WNW
1.6

WNW
1.7

WNW
1.4

WNW
1.4

WNW
1.4

NW
1.3

NW
0.8

NW
0.7

NW
Period (s)1413131212121313121514141312111198
Swell2 (m) & direction
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0.4

S
0.4

S
0.5

S
0.4

SSW
0.5

S
1.0

WNW
1.4

WNW
1.5

WNW
0.5

S
0.5

S
0.7

S
0.5

S
0.5

S
0.5

S
0.5

S
0.5

WNW
0.5

WNW
Period (s)-1919181516181716141414131313121111
Wind waves (m) & direction
3.0

NW

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-
Period (s)14-----------------


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.