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Isla Vista ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 2.9

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Isla Vista Surf Forecast / CAL – Santa Barbara / USA

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 4 am Monday 25 Oct 2021 PDT
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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 16.2 °C (Statistics for 25 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 16.6 max: 18.6 min: 14.8 °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 16.2 °C (Statistics for 25 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 16.6 max: 18.6 min: 14.8 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-off at Isla Vista (light winds from the ESE at Santa Barbara Airport 3 km from Isla Vista).

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1 h 28 min ago

Moderate
19 km/h
ESE
Cross-Off
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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 (Oct 25) at 8AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.1m and 20s period with a secondary swell of 1.4m and 12s. Another secondary swell of 0.8m and 4s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be cross-shore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Isla Vista in the next 12 days are 2.5m 19s and forecast to arrive on Monday (Oct 25) at 11AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.8m 4s period and expected on Tuesday (Oct 26) at 5AM.

Wave TypeTime (PDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 8AM (Mon 25th Oct)3.5ft (1.1m) 20s
Best Surf 2AM (Tue 26th Oct)8ft (2.5m) 16s
Most Powerful11AM (Mon 25th Oct)8ft (2.5m) 19s

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
25
Tuesday
26
Wednesday
27
Thursday
28
Friday
29
Saturday
30
Sunday
31
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Friday
05
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
435444332243222201100023433332154454
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.192.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.216.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.240.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.264.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.288.cc23
2.5
W
3
WNW
2.5
WNW
2.3
WNW
2.4
WNW
1.7
WNW
1.3
WNW
1
WNW
0.8
WNW
0.9
WNW
1.1
WNW
1
WNW
0.7
NW
0.7
NW
0.7
WNW
0.8
WNW
0.7
WNW
0.5
WNW
0.5
WNW
0.4
SW
0.4
SW
0.4
SW
0.4
WNW
0.8
WNW
1.3
WNW
1.2
WNW
1.1
WNW
0.9
WNW
1
WNW
0.9
WNW
2.4
WNW
3
WNW
3
WNW
2.3
WNW
2.2
WNW
1.7
WNW
1918161615141313121217161414131313121214131319171614131313127911131312
52254762338126822460117154732118420367551221420615418917082865646451463647965574083073672635471496211217931581847
20
W
25
WNW
20
NNW
5
NW
15
NW
10
N
5
WSW
5
WSW
5
N
5
WSW
10
W
5
NNW
5
SW
5
SW
5
N
5
WSW
15
W
5
NNW
5
SW
10
WSW
5
NE
10
WSW
5
W
5
NNW
5
WSW
10
W
5
N
5
SW
5
WSW
5
E
15
SE
15
ESE
10
SE
15
SSE
10
ESE
15
ESE
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
glassglasscross-
off
oncross-
on
glassglassglassglassoncross-
on
cross-
off
oncross-
on
glassoncross-
on
glassglasscross-
on
glassonglasscross-
off
crosscross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
12:03PM
1.84
12:41PM
1.76
1:40PM
1.67
7:27AM
1.49
3:15PM
1.62
7:21AM
1.55
4:47PM
1.63
7:28AM
1.63
5:57PM
1.67
7:41AM
1.74
6:55PM
1.73
7:59AM
1.87
7:49PM
1.77
8:22AM
2.02
8:41PM
1.78
8:50AM
2.17
9:34PM
1.76
9:21AM
2.29
10:29PM
1.71
9:57AM
2.36
11:28PM
1.63
8:13PM
0.56
9:26PM
0.59
10:38PM
0.59
10:10AM
1.46
11:35PM
0.55
11:48AM
1.35
12:18AM
0.51
12:39PM
1.20
12:53AM
0.48
1:20PM
1.00
1:26AM
0.48
2:01PM
0.77
1:58AM
0.52
2:42PM
0.53
2:31AM
0.58
3:26PM
0.31
3:06AM
0.68
4:12PM
0.13
3:42AM
0.80
5:01PM
0.03
4:20AM
0.94

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
25
Tuesday
26
Wednesday
27
Thursday
28
Friday
29
Saturday
30
Sunday
31
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Friday
05
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194---------------------------------3
171613182216222421272823242519202116191917212119212219212118202017212117
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161511182215222421272823242519202115191917212119212219212118202017212117
7:13--7:13--7:13--7:15--7:16--7:16--7:18--7:18--7:20--7:20--7:22--7:22--
-6:13--6:12--6:10--6:09--6:08--6:07--6:07--6:06--6:05--6:04--6:02--6:01-

Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 23mm), heaviest during Mon morning. Warm (max 24°C on Wed afternoon, min 12°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 28°C on Thu afternoon, min 15°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 22°C on Tue afternoon, min 15°C on Sun morning). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Fri night. Warm (max 21°C on Wed morning, min 15°C on Fri 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.