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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
Beavers hazardsCampus pointBeavers hazardsCampus pointCampus pointSewersBeavers hazardsCampus pointBeavers hazardsDriftwoodsCampus pointSealsBeavers hazardsDriftwoodsCojoDriftwoodsTajuigas ranchBeavers hazards
Rating3
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.0

WNW
0.9

WNW
1.0

WNW
2.0

WNW
1.9

WNW
3.0

NW
2.2

WNW
2.4

WNW
2.5

NW
1.6

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.5

NW
0.8

WNW
1.0

WNW
1.7

WNW
1.7

WNW
2.0

WNW
2.0

WNW
Period(s) (?)15151414139121212111012111111141414
Energy(?)405344394153112531585141216131926628367604140254680113015381432
Wind
(km/h)
5 SW5
15 WSW15
10 N10
20 WNW20
30 WNW30
10 N10
10 NNW10
20 WNW20
15 NNW15
5 SSW5
15 WSW15
5 N5
10 SSE10
10 SE10
10 NNW10
10 W10
10 WSW10
5 NW5
Wind State(?)glasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
glasscross-
off
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
glass
High Tide
/ height (m)


7:11PM
1.51
6:08AM
2.18

7:53PM
1.62
7:04AM
2.27

8:32PM
1.72
7:52AM
2.32

9:09PM
1.81
8:40AM
2.30

9:56PM
0.57
9:49AM
2.21

10:23PM
1.91
Low Tide
/ height (m)
12:35PM
0.30

11:52PM
1.04

1:23PM
0.16
12:52AM
0.95

2:07PM
0.08
1:44AM
0.84

2:47PM
0.05
2:33AM
0.73

3:25PM
-0.37
3:24AM
-0.44

4:12PM
0.22

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light rain
rain showers
clear
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rain showers
Summary
clearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudslight rainrain shwrsclearsome cloudsrain shwrs
Rain (mm)
-------------57--1
High °C
1717111412814148151410131112131311
Low °C
15141014951111713111012111113129
Chill °C (?)
17161012951312615139131010131211
Sunrise
6:33--6:31--6:31--6:28--6:28--6:26--
Sunset
-5:52--5:52--5:53--5:53--5:55--5:57-
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.1

NW
0.9

WNW
1.2

NW
0.4

S
0.4

S
2.3

WNW
2.2

WNW
0.4

NW
2.0

WNW
1.6

WNW
0.6

NW
1.2

WNW
0.8

WNW
0.7

WNW
1.7

WNW
1.7

WNW
2.0

WNW
2.0

WNW
Period (s)815714149121512111312111111141414
Swell2 (m) & direction
1.0

WNW
0.3

S
1.0

WNW
0.2

S
0.1

SW
0.7

WNW
0.4

NNW
0.3

S
0.2

S
0.4

S
0.3

S
0.3

S
0.2

WNW
0.3

S
0.4

NW
0.3

S
0.2

SSW
0.2

S
Period (s)151514191813151513141212141216161416
Wind waves (m) & direction
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0.9

WNW
1.8

NW
2.0

WNW
1.9

WNW
3.0

NW

-
2.4

WNW
2.5

NW

-
1.3

WNW
1.5

NW

-
1.0

WNW
1.6

WNW

-

-

-
Period (s)-8714139-1212-1012-1111---


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.