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Depressions ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.5

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Depressions Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell WSW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.0 °C

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Tuesday, 10 December 2019, 10:59 Local time
Tuesday 10
Wave (m) 0.7
Period (s) 15 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 5
NE 5
W 5
SW 5
Wind State glass glass on cross-

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Depressions in Santa Barbara is a reasonably exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the northeast. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the west southwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Best around mid tide. Sometimes crowded. Take care of the strong rips here.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Isla Vista, 1 km from Depressions.

IS AT (local time)

Depressions Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Santa Barbara Airport, 3 km from Depressions.

light winds from the E

Dry and partly cloudy
Air temperature
15.6 °C

Current weather near Depressions

Overall Depressions Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

Surf stats for Depressions: see the swell variation by month.


Wind stats for Depressions: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Depressions Location Maps

Depressions Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Depressions:

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Wave buoys nearest to Depressions:

Tide stations nearest to Depressions:

  • Closest tide station
    Isla Vista
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    2 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Santa Barbara
    9 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    13 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    19 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Depressions is Point Mugu Nas Airport (NTD) in USA, 74 km (46 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Depressions is Vandenberg Afb (Lompoc) Airport (VBG), also in USA, 75 km (47 miles) away.
  • Third is Meadows Fld (Bakersfield) Airport (BFL) in USA, 135 km (84 miles) away.
  • Burbank Glendale Pasadena Airport (BUR) in USA is 139 km (86 miles) away.
  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Depressions and is 143 km (89 miles) away.
Depressions break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Depressions, CAL - Santa Barbara. Use the tab navigation above to view Depressions sea temperature, Depressions photographs, Depressions detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Depressions webcams, current wind from CAL - Santa Barbara live weather stations and Depressions tide predictions. The United States swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United States and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United States wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Depressions.