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Driftwoods ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.8

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Driftwoods Surf Forecast / CAL – Santa Barbara / USA

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 9 am Wednesday 24 Feb 2021 PST
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Driftwoods surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Driftwoods sea temperature is 12.3 °C (Statistics for 24 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 13.7 max: 15.0 min: 12.3 °C)
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Driftwoods surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Driftwoods sea temperature is 12.3 °C (Statistics for 24 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 13.7 max: 15.0 min: 12.3 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Driftwoods (calm at Goleta 1 km from Driftwoods). no significant swell

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Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Driftwoods this week:

The surf forecast for Driftwoods over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Wednesday (Feb 24) at 1PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.7m and 14s period with a secondary swell of 0.4m and 14s. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Driftwoods in the next 7 days are 2.2m 12s and forecast to arrive on Saturday (Feb 27) at 4AM. Winds are predicted to be offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 3.0m 11s period and expected on Saturday (Feb 27) at 1AM.

Wave TypeTime (PST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 1PM (Wed 24th Feb)5.5ft (1.7m) 14s
Best Surf 4PM (Wed 24th Feb)6ft (1.8m) 14s
Most Powerful 4AM (Sat 27th Feb)7ft (2.2m) 12s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Driftwoods over the next 7 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Wednesday
24
Thursday
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wed
03
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
15405445000300110023222
T california.htsgw.metric.12.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.36.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.60.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.84.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.108.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.132.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.156.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
0.4
SSW
1.8
WNW
1.5
WNW
1.7
WNW
1.6
WNW
1.5
WNW
1.8
WNW
2.2
WNW
3
NW
3
NW
2.5
NW
0.8
WNW
1.4
NW
1.2
NW
0.3
SSW
0.9
WNW
0.7
SSE
0.7
NW
0.6
WNW
0.9
WNW
1.5
WNW
1.4
WNW
1.3
WNW
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7012405430102884580012500002790049277130160398850721617
5
SW
0
NNW
10
NE
10
W
10
WSW
10
N
5
SSW
5
SW
10
N
5
NNW
10
N
10
NNE
5
SW
10
W
10
ENE
15
SE
15
SE
10
ENE
5
SW
5
SSE
15
SE
35
E
20
ESE
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on
cross-
on
cross-
off
glassglassoffglasscross-
off
offoncrosscross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross
8:57PM
1.56
7:47AM
2.20
9:22PM
1.63
8:27AM
2.25
9:49PM
1.71
9:10AM
2.23
10:18PM
1.79
9:54AM
2.13
10:51PM
1.87
10:42AM
1.98
11:26PM
1.93
11:36AM
1.77
12:06AM
1.97
12:42PM
1.55
2:24PM
0.20
1:38AM
1.04
2:55PM
0.14
2:19AM
0.93
3:27PM
0.13
3:03AM
0.83
3:59PM
0.18
3:49AM
0.74
4:31PM
0.28
4:40AM
0.67
5:05PM
0.43
5:36AM
0.63
5:40PM
0.62
6:42AM
0.61

Note: the tide data above is for Isla Vista which is 7 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Driftwoods.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Driftwoods blow from the NNE

Wednesday
24
Thursday
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wed
03
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
moderate rain
light rain
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1917121713121916121915131814141813131814101112
212213181813202113232112181714191712191813810
6:33--6:33--6:31--6:30--6:28--6:28--6:26--6:24-
-5:51--5:52--5:52--5:53--5:54--5:55--5:57--5:57

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 23°C on Sat morning, min 12°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 14mm), heaviest on Tue night. Cool air temperatures (max 19°C on Mon morning, min 10°C on Tue night). Winds increasing (calm on Sat night, fresh winds from the E by Wed morning).

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Information about the Driftwoods Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Driftwoods provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Driftwoods can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Driftwoods surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Driftwoods) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Driftwoods may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Driftwoods is 7 km (4 miles) from Isla Vista. If you plan a vacation in Santa Barbara, look for hotels and other accommodation in Isla Vista. Isla Vista has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.