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

Overall: 2.4

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Fernald Point Surf Forecast / CAL – Santa Barbara / USA

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 10 am Tuesday 18 May 2021 PDT
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Fernald Point surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Fernald Point sea temperature is 16.0 °C (Statistics for 18 May 1981-2005 - mean: 14.2 max: 16.2 min: 12.4 °C)
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Fernald Point surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Fernald Point sea temperature is 16.0 °C (Statistics for 18 May 1981-2005 - mean: 14.2 max: 16.2 min: 12.4 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Fernald Point (calm at Montecito 2 km from Fernald Point).

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1 h 41 min ago

Calm
3 km/h
WSW
Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Fernald Point this week:

The surf forecast for Fernald Point over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Tuesday (May 18) at 5PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.8m and 7s period with a secondary swell of 1.3m and 7s. Another secondary swell of 0.5m and 19s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Fernald Point in the next 12 days are 3.0m 8s and forecast to arrive on Wednesday (May 19) at 11PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.8m 6s period and expected on Saturday (May 22) at 2AM.

Wave TypeTime (PDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 5PM (Tue 18th May)6ft (1.8m) 7s
Best Surf11PM (Wed 19th May)10ft (3.0m) 8s
Most Powerful11PM (Wed 19th May)10ft (3.0m) 8s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Fernald Point 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
132134123113102111001011101101001001
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
SSW
1.8
WNW
0.5
SSW
0.6
SSW
1.9
W
2.5
WNW
0.5
SSW
2.5
WNW
2.4
WNW
0.6
S
2.3
W
0.7
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.5
SSW
0.5
S
0.7
W
0.4
SSW
0.9
W
0.8
W
1
W
0.5
S
0.4
SSW
0.4
SW
0.4
SW
0.4
SSW
0.4
SW
0.4
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.4
SSW
20718188716872071818171616161515914998151519181817161616151515
2162681782404087581386815292764833402402352111981961261098368127961331107196811237610210294858587
10
WSW
10
NW
10
N
10
SW
20
WNW
10
NNW
10
WSW
30
NW
15
NNW
20
W
25
WNW
10
NNW
10
SSW
20
WSW
5
N
10
SW
10
WSW
5
NNE
10
SW
10
WSW
5
NE
10
SSW
10
SW
5
NNE
10
SSW
10
WSW
0
ESE
10
SSW
10
SW
0
NE
10
SW
15
SW
5
NNW
10
SW
10
WSW
5
NNW
crosscross-
off
offcross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
crossoffcross-
on
cross-
on
offcross-
on
cross-
on
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
glass
6:01PM
1.51
2:45AM
1.70
6:17PM
1.61
4:15AM
1.65
6:37PM
1.74
5:38AM
1.64
7:01PM
1.90
6:50AM
1.66
7:29PM
2.07
7:55AM
1.68
8:02PM
2.24
8:56AM
1.68
8:38PM
2.38
9:56AM
1.68
9:17PM
2.47
10:55AM
1.65
9:59PM
2.50
11:57AM
1.61
10:45PM
2.46
1:02PM
1.57
11:34PM
2.35
2:12PM
1.55
12:28AM
2.19
9:52AM
0.51
9:25PM
1.44
10:44AM
0.51
11:11PM
1.31
11:31AM
0.51
12:18AM
1.11
12:14PM
0.54
1:12AM
0.85
12:55PM
0.58
2:01AM
0.57
1:35PM
0.66
2:49AM
0.31
2:16PM
0.75
3:37AM
0.10
2:58PM
0.85
4:27AM
-0.04
3:41PM
0.96
5:19AM
-0.09
4:27PM
1.06
6:13AM
-0.07
5:18PM
1.16
7:10AM
0.02
6:18PM
1.25

Note: the tide data above is for Montecito which is 2 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Fernald Point.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Fernald Point blow from the N

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
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
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202617212514172311162011151713172017212418222317202318192216182116202318
242822232619202316202114171815192118232421232420232321232319212219232321
5:54--5:52--5:52--5:52--5:50--5:50--5:50--5:50--5:48--5:48--5:48--5:48--
-7:55--7:55--7:57--7:58--7:59--7:59--8:00--8:00--8:00--8:01--8:02--8:02-

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 28°C on Tue afternoon, min 11°C on Thu night). Mainly fresh winds.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 21°C on Fri afternoon, min 11°C on Fri night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the W on Fri afternoon, calm by Sun morning).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 24°C on Mon afternoon, min 17°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 23°C on Thu morning, min 16°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Fernald Point Surf forecast

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

Fernald Point is 6 km (4 miles) from the city of Santa Ana. If you plan a vacation in Santa Barbara, look for hotels and other accommodation in Santa Ana. Santa Ana has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.