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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 10 pm Wednesday 03 Jun 2020 PDT
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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 15.2 °C (Statistics for 03 Jun 1981-2005 - mean: 14.6 max: 16.4 min: 13.2 °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 15.2 °C (Statistics for 03 Jun 1981-2005 - mean: 14.6 max: 16.4 min: 13.2 °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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Calm
2 km/h
NE
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 Thursday (Jun 04) at 5AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.7m and 18s period with a secondary swell of 0.8m and 8s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Driftwoods in the next 7 days are 3.5m 8s and forecast to arrive on Sunday (Jun 07) at 2PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 3.0m 7s period and expected on Saturday (Jun 06) at 11PM.

Wave TypeTime (PDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)5AM (Thu 4th Jun)2.5ft (0.7m)18s
Best Surf11AM (Sun 7th Jun)10ft (3.0m)8s
Most Powerful2PM (Sun 7th Jun)11ft (3.5m)8s

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(?)
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Thursday
04
Friday
05
Saturday
06
Sunday
07
Monday
08
Tuesday
09
Wednesday
10
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
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T california.htsgw.metric.6.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.24.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
0.5
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
1.4
WNW
1.6
WNW
2.2
WNW
0.7
SSW
3
WNW
3.5
WNW
0.4
SSW
2.2
WNW
3
WNW
0.6
SSW
1.6
WNW
1.5
WNW
1.6
WNW
1.5
WNW
1.5
WNW
1.9
WNW
1.9
WNW
1818171616151212616882098189988866
195348409380353270573710351212104014111627661153249413331360302274295277
10
ESE
15
SE
10
SSE
5
ESE
10
SE
5
SW
10
NW
20
W
30
WNW
20
NNW
20
NW
35
NW
15
NNW
10
NW
20
NW
15
NNE
10
SW
15
W
5
NNE
10
SSW
10
WSW
10
NW
10
NNW
crosscrosscross-
on
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
on
cross-
on
offoncross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
8:30PM
2.33
9:53AM
1.61
9:09PM
2.39
10:51AM
1.60
9:50PM
2.39
11:48AM
1.57
10:32PM
2.34
12:45PM
1.54
11:15PM
2.24
1:46PM
1.52
12:01AM
2.10
2:49PM
1.52
12:49AM
1.94
3:51PM
1.55
3:33AM
0.11
2:50PM
0.88
4:21AM
0.00
3:33PM
0.98
5:09AM
-0.03
4:17PM
1.07
5:58AM
0.00
5:04PM
1.15
6:47AM
0.09
5:54PM
1.22
7:38AM
0.20
6:55PM
1.28
8:29AM
0.32

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

Thursday
04
Friday
05
Saturday
06
Sunday
07
Monday
08
Tuesday
09
Wednesday
10
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
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Short Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Fri afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 28°C on Wed night, min 13°C on Fri night). Winds increasing (calm on Wed night, fresh winds from the WNW by Sat afternoon).

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very warm air temperatures (max 30°C on Tue afternoon, min 12°C on Sun night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the NW on Sun afternoon, calm 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.