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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
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Rating5
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2.4

NW
1.8

NW
1.3

NW
0.8

WNW
1.1

NW
0.7

WNW
1.1

NW
1.2

NW
1.6

WNW
1.9

NW
1.5

WNW
3.0

NW
2.4

NW
2.3

NW
2.0

NW
1.4

NW
1.1

NW
1.1

NW
Period(s) (?)121010101012151515141413131312111615
Energy(?)1627647309141245123544666110215339082961198217091076506628551
Wind
(km/h)
5 SSW5
10 W10
10 N10
0 SW0
10 W10
10 NNW10
5 SSE5
10 W10
5 NW5
5 W5
20 NW20
15 N15
10 N10
5 WNW5
10 NE10
10 ESE10
10 NW10
5 NW5
Wind State(?)glassonoffglassoncross-
off
glasscross-
on
glassglasscross-
off
cross-
off
offglasscross-
off
cross-
off
oncross-
on
High Tide
/ height (m)


10:10PM
1.51
9:06AM
2.15

10:49PM
1.50
9:20AM
2.11

11:24PM
1.49
9:52AM
2.05

12:33AM
1.53
10:25AM
1.97

1:03AM
1.48
11:21AM
1.87

2:06AM
1.55
Low Tide
/ height (m)

3:31PM
0.23
2:41AM
1.08

4:23PM
0.23
3:16AM
1.12

5:01PM
0.25
3:42AM
1.15

5:18PM
0.30

4:20AM
1.20
6:15PM
0.35

5:34AM
1.28
6:34PM
0.44

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clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Summary
clearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
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High °C
19171421171416151314141016169141210
Low °C
181614191413151312131371211813119
Chill °C (?)
1917142117141615131312816167131110
Sunrise
7:00--7:01--7:05--7:05--7:03--7:05--
Sunset
-4:52--4:52--4:53--4:52--4:53--4:54-
Swell1 (m) & direction
2.4

NW
1.8

NW
1.3

NW
0.9

NW
1.1

NW
0.8

NW
1.1

NW
1.2

NW
1.6

WNW
1.9

NW
1.5

WNW
2.5

NW
2.1

NW
2.0

NW
2.0

NW
1.4

NW
1.3

NW
1.1

NW
Period (s)1210109109121515141413131212111115
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.1

S
1.4

NW
0.9

WNW
0.8

WNW
0.4

NW
0.7

WNW
1.1

NW
1.2

WNW
0.3

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.2

S
0.2

S
0.6

WNW
0.7

NW
1.1

NW
1.1

NW
Period (s)141211101412151213121212121218171610
Wind waves (m) & direction
-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-
3.0

NW
2.4

NW
2.3

NW

-

-

-

-
Period (s)-----------131313----


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.