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ED's ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.0

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ED's Surf Forecast / CAL – Santa Barbara / USA

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 10 am Tuesday 18 May 2021 PDT
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ED's surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's ED's sea temperature is 15.4 °C (Statistics for 18 May 1981-2005 - mean: 14.1 max: 16.1 min: 12.3 °C)
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ED's surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's ED's sea temperature is 15.4 °C (Statistics for 18 May 1981-2005 - mean: 14.1 max: 16.1 min: 12.3 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at ED's (calm at Goleta 3 km from ED's).

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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for ED's this week:

The surf forecast for ED's over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Tuesday (May 18) at 8PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.6m and 19s period with a secondary swell of 0.4m and 14s. The wind is predicted to be cross-shore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at ED's in the next 12 days are 0.7m 20s and forecast to arrive on Friday (May 21) at 2PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 3.5m 8s period and expected on Thursday (May 20) at 5PM.

Wave TypeTime (PDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 8PM (Tue 18th May)2ft (0.6m) 19s
Best Surf11PM (Thu 20th May)1.5ft (0.5m) 21s
Most Powerful 2PM (Fri 21st May)2.5ft (0.7m) 20s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for ED's over the next 12 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
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thursday
27
Friday
28
Saturday
29
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
202101001103202102212111102222213202
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.180.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.204.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.228.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.252.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.276.cc23
0.5
S
0.7
S
0.5
S
0.5
S
0.5
S
0.5
S
0.3
S
0.4
S
0.6
S
0.6
S
0.7
S
0.7
S
0.6
S
0.6
S
0.5
S
0.5
SSW
0.5
S
0.5
SSW
0.5
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.5
S
0.4
S
0.4
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.4
SW
0.4
SSW
0.5
SW
0.6
SSW
0.5
SW
0.6
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.5
SW
201918181616232221201919181717161616151817161616151519181817161616151515
1863691551501301259814630827936534722521214914412913812110414881102948666148155209143173229217144193104
10
W
25
WNW
15
NNW
10
W
30
NW
20
NW
20
WNW
35
NW
20
NW
25
WNW
30
WNW
20
NNW
10
WSW
25
W
15
NNW
10
SW
15
W
5
N
10
SSW
15
WSW
5
N
10
SW
10
W
5
N
10
SSW
10
WSW
5
N
10
SW
15
SW
5
NNW
10
SW
15
W
10
NNW
10
SW
15
W
10
NNW
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
on
crosscrosscrosscrosscross-
off
oncross-
on
cross-
off
oncross-
on
cross-
off
oncross-
on
glassoncross-
on
glassoncross-
on
glassononcross-
off
oncross-
on
cross-
off
oncross-
on
cross-
off
6:05PM
1.50
2:49AM
1.68
6:21PM
1.59
4:18AM
1.63
6:41PM
1.72
5:41AM
1.61
7:05PM
1.87
6:53AM
1.62
7:33PM
2.04
7:59AM
1.64
8:06PM
2.20
9:01AM
1.65
8:42PM
2.34
10:01AM
1.64
9:21PM
2.43
11:01AM
1.61
10:03PM
2.46
12:03PM
1.58
10:49PM
2.42
1:09PM
1.54
11:38PM
2.31
2:19PM
1.53
12:32AM
2.16
9:57AM
0.49
9:32PM
1.42
10:48AM
0.49
11:15PM
1.30
11:35AM
0.50
12:23AM
1.09
12:17PM
0.53
1:16AM
0.84
12:58PM
0.58
2:05AM
0.57
1:39PM
0.65
2:54AM
0.31
2:20PM
0.75
3:42AM
0.10
3:02PM
0.85
4:32AM
-0.04
3:45PM
0.96
5:24AM
-0.09
4:31PM
1.06
6:18AM
-0.07
5:23PM
1.16
7:15AM
0.01
6:23PM
1.24

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

Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thursday
27
Friday
28
Saturday
29
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
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18271418218141871217812188152214192515202514182415172313172312182515
27301524259222311192010181913202318242521242618232521222319222518242619
5:54--5:54--5:54--5:52--5:52--5:52--5:50--5:50--5:50--5:50--5:50--5:48--
-7:57--7:58--7:59--7:59--8:00--8:00--8:00--8:01--8:02--8:04--8:04--8:05-

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 30°C on Tue afternoon, min 7°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (calm on Tue morning, strong winds from the WNW by Thu afternoon).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 23°C on Sun afternoon, min 8°C on Fri night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the WNW on Fri afternoon, calm by Sun morning).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 26°C on Tue afternoon, min 14°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 26°C on Sat afternoon, min 12°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the ED's Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for ED's provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at ED's can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our ED's 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 (ED's) 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 ED's 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.

ED's is 12 km (7 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.