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Isla Vista Surf Forecast / CAL – Santa Barbara / USA

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 3 am Monday 06 Dec 2021 PST
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Isla Vista surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Isla Vista sea temperature is 15.3 °C (Statistics for 06 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 14.9 max: 17.0 min: 13.4 °C)
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Isla Vista surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Isla Vista sea temperature is 15.3 °C (Statistics for 06 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 14.9 max: 17.0 min: 13.4 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Isla Vista (light winds from the NE at Santa Barbara Airport 3 km from Isla Vista).

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1 h 22 min ago

Light
7 km/h
NE
Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Isla Vista this week:

The surf forecast for Isla Vista over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Monday (Dec 06) at 1PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.8m and 9s period with a secondary swell of 0.4m and 16s. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Isla Vista in the next 12 days are 2.3m 9s and forecast to arrive on Thursday (Dec 09) at 10PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-shore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.3m 2s period and expected on Friday (Dec 10) at 10PM.

Wave TypeTime (PST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 1PM (Mon 6th Dec)2.5ft (0.8m) 9s
Best Surf 1AM (Fri 10th Dec)6ft (1.9m) 9s
Most Powerful10PM (Thu 9th Dec)7.5ft (2.3m) 9s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Isla Vista 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
Monday
06
Tuesday
07
Wednesday
08
Thursday
09
Friday
10
Saturday
11
Sunday
12
Monday
13
Tuesday
14
Wednesday
15
Thursday
16
Friday
17
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T california.htsgw.metric.114.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.138.cc23
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T california.htsgw.metric.186.cc23
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0.9
WNW
0.8
WNW
0.9
WNW
0.4
SSW
0.3
SSW
0.3
SSW
0.4
W
0.3
SSW
0.7
W
1.7
WNW
3
WNW
1.9
WNW
1.4
NW
1.3
WNW
0.5
NW
0.7
WNW
0.6
WNW
0.6
WNW
0.5
S
0.4
SSW
0.6
WNW
0.8
WNW
0.9
WNW
0.9
WNW
1.3
WNW
1.6
WNW
2
W
2.2
W
2.2
W
1.6
WNW
1
W
0.8
W
0.9
WNW
0.3
NW
0.4
NW
0.6
WNW
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5
SW
5
WSW
5
NNW
5
S
5
SSW
5
ENE
5
WSW
10
WSW
10
NNW
20
WNW
30
NW
20
NNW
10
NNW
5
N
10
NNE
5
SE
5
WSW
5
NNE
5
SSW
5
SW
10
E
20
SE
20
SE
25
ESE
25
SE
15
ESE
20
ESE
20
ESE
5
ESE
5
W
15
NW
15
WNW
10
N
0
SE
5
WSW
5
NNE
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10:07AM
2.41
12:41AM
1.54
11:00AM
2.26
1:50AM
1.56
11:59AM
2.06
2:57AM
1.61
1:07PM
1.85
3:55AM
1.70
2:28PM
1.65
4:43AM
1.79
3:57PM
1.51
5:21AM
1.88
5:20PM
1.44
5:54AM
1.96
6:31PM
1.42
6:23AM
2.02
7:29PM
1.43
6:49AM
2.07
8:19PM
1.44
7:16AM
2.11
9:03PM
1.46
7:45AM
2.14
9:44PM
1.47
5:43PM
-0.07
4:47AM
1.20
6:40PM
0.04
5:59AM
1.26
7:39PM
0.18
7:32AM
1.28
8:37PM
0.33
9:16AM
1.21
9:33PM
0.47
10:46AM
1.05
10:23PM
0.61
11:53AM
0.86
11:08PM
0.73
12:44PM
0.69
11:47PM
0.85
1:24PM
0.53
12:22AM
0.95
2:00PM
0.40
12:55AM
1.03
2:33PM
0.30
1:28AM
1.08
3:07PM
0.23
1:59AM
1.13

Note: the tide data above is for Isla Vista which is 1 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Isla Vista.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Isla Vista blow from the NE

Monday
06
Tuesday
07
Wednesday
08
Thursday
09
Friday
10
Saturday
11
Sunday
12
Monday
13
Tuesday
14
Wednesday
15
Thursday
16
Friday
17
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Short Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Wed night. Warm (max 20°C on Mon morning, min 12°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 15°C on Fri morning, min 7°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the NW on Thu afternoon, calm by Fri morning).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 37mm), heaviest during Tue night. Very mild (max 17°C on Tue morning, min 11°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Wed morning. Very mild (max 18°C on Fri morning, min 11°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Isla Vista Surf forecast

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

Isla Vista is 1 km (1 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.