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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
RazorbladesCampus pointCampus pointCampus pointCampus pointCojoBeavers hazardsSealsBeavers hazardsJalamaBeavers hazardsBeavers hazardsMain streetCojoPismo beach pierTajuigas ranchBeavers hazardsJalama
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.8

WNW
2.3

WNW
3.5

NW
3.5

NW
3.5

WNW
4.0

NW
2.1

WNW
1.9

WNW
2.0

NW
0.7

NW
0.8

WNW
0.8

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.2

WNW
2.3

NW
2.5

NW
1.9

WNW
2.2

NW
Period(s) (?)1478910131312111615151413791010
Energy(?)26846519411671245251831385103994725830227259547955812657261001
Wind
(km/h)
15 NW15
25 WNW25
30 NW30
35 NW35
35 NW35
20 NNW20
15 NNW15
15 WNW15
10 N10
10 N10
15 W15
10 NNW10
5 W5
20 WNW20
15 NNW15
15 NNW15
15 NNW15
20 NNW20
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffoffoffcross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
crosscross-
off
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)
10:37AM
1.87

11:36PM
1.72
11:16AM
1.73

12:11AM
1.75
12:04PM
1.56

12:49AM
1.78

1:14PM
1.40
1:43AM
1.81

3:25PM
0.14
2:54AM
1.87

4:58PM
0.87

Low Tide
/ height (m)

5:26PM
0.01

5:22AM
0.87
5:41PM
0.63

6:17AM
0.87
6:12PM
0.76

7:30AM
0.85
6:50PM
0.89

8:58AM
0.78

7:55PM
1.01
10:29AM
0.64

9:09PM
1.10
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
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clear
Summary
clearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
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High °C
15161211129141471213812139151610
Low °C
141281097111079971011511118
Chill °C (?)
1315989513135101261011614157
Sunrise
6:41--6:39--6:39--6:39--6:39--6:35--
Sunset
-5:45--5:45--5:47--5:49--5:52--5:51-
Swell1 (m) & direction
0.8

WNW
0.4

S
0.4

S
0.3

S
0.3

S
2.5

WNW
2.1

WNW
0.4

NW
1.3

WNW
0.9

WNW
0.8

WNW
0.8

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.2

WNW
0.7

WNW
2.0

WNW
0.9

WNW
1.4

WNW
Period (s)141313121213131911101515141313101710
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.4

NW
0.1

S
0.1

S
0.2

S
0.2

SSW
0.2

S
0.2

WNW
0.3

SSW
0.6

WNW
0.7

NW
0.3

NW
0.7

WNW
0.3

SSW
0.2

WNW
0.5

WNW
0.8

WNW
0.2

S
1.0

WNW
Period (s)10181716161519141716128172219181516
Wind waves (m) & direction
1.0

NW
2.3

WNW
3.5

NW
3.5

NW
3.5

WNW
4.0

NW

-
1.9

WNW
2.0

NW

-
0.8

WNW
1.0

NW

-

-
2.3

NW
2.5

NW
1.9

WNW
2.2

NW
Period (s)87891013-1211-99--791010


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.