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Isla Vista Surf Forecast / CAL – Santa Barbara / USA

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 3 am Thursday 02 Feb 2023 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 13.8 °C (Statistics for 02 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 13.8 max: 15.7 min: 12.1 °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 13.8 °C (Statistics for 02 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 13.8 max: 15.7 min: 12.1 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Isla Vista (calm at Santa Barbara Airport 3 km from Isla Vista).

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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 Thursday (Feb 02) at 10AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.7m and 14s period with a secondary swell of 0.4m and 18s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Isla Vista in the next 12 days are 2.4m 13s and forecast to arrive on Monday (Feb 06) at 10AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.4m 3s period and expected on Thursday (Feb 02) at 1PM.

Wave TypeTime (PST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)10AM (Thu 2nd Feb)2.5ft (0.7m) 14s
Best Surf 4AM (Mon 6th Feb)7ft (2.2m) 13s
Most Powerful10AM (Mon 6th Feb)8ft (2.4m) 13s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Isla Vista over the next 12 days.

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Thursday
02
Friday
03
Saturday
04
Sunday
05
Monday
06
Tuesday
07
Wednesday
08
Thursday
09
Friday
10
Saturday
11
Sunday
12
Monday
13
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
Rating
(10 max)
201212312002554301002114312233333021
Swell
Height Map
T california.htsgw.metric.15.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.39.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.63.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.87.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.111.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.135.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.159.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.183.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.207.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.231.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.255.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.279.cc23
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.7
WNW
0.4
WNW
0.4
SW
0.6
WNW
1
W
1.1
W
1.1
WNW
1.1
W
0.9
W
1.2
W
1.9
WNW
1.5
W
2.4
WNW
2.1
WNW
1.6
WNW
1.1
WNW
0.9
WNW
0.7
WNW
0.4
NW
0.8
WNW
0.8
WNW
1.8
WNW
2
WNW
1.4
WNW
1.1
WNW
0.9
WNW
0.7
WNW
0.6
WNW
1
WNW
1.2
WNW
1.2
WNW
1.1
WNW
0.9
WNW
0.7
WNW
0.7
WNW
0.8
WNW
Period(s) (?)141816161110121111761313131212111117141371014141313161615141313121918
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)180123692012352353432721881472077751872136569234921712188264198289788800446246170175481596519437285157322395
Wind
(km/h)
10
SE
5
SSE
5
NE
5
WNW
15
W
10
N
5
W
15
W
10
W
20
WNW
30
WNW
20
NW
10
NNW
15
NNW
10
N
5
W
20
W
10
NNW
5
WNW
35
NW
15
NW
20
WNW
25
WNW
10
NNE
5
W
15
W
10
NNE
5
WSW
10
WSW
10
NNE
5
SSE
5
WSW
5
NNE
15
SE
10
SE
25
SE
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
cross-
off
crossoffcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
crosscrossoffglasscross-
on
cross-
off
glasscross-
on
offglassonglasscrosscrosscross
High Tide
/ height (m)
9:18PM
1.48
7:46AM
2.13
9:44PM
1.50
8:21AM
2.17
10:09PM
1.52
8:55AM
2.17
10:35PM
1.54
9:27AM
2.13
11:01PM
1.57
10:00AM
2.04
11:27PM
1.60
10:32AM
1.91
11:53PM
1.63
11:06AM
1.75
12:19AM
1.67
11:45AM
1.57
12:48AM
1.71
12:37PM
1.38
1:25AM
1.76
2:06PM
1.21
2:14AM
1.82
4:52PM
1.16
3:19AM
1.90
Low Tide
/ height (m)
2:36PM
0.24
1:35AM
1.14
3:08PM
0.21
2:10AM
1.09
3:38PM
0.20
2:44AM
1.05
4:07PM
0.22
3:19AM
1.02
4:34PM
0.27
3:55AM
1.00
5:00PM
0.35
4:34AM
1.00
5:23PM
0.46
5:18AM
0.99
5:45PM
0.59
6:08AM
0.98
6:05PM
0.73
7:13AM
0.96
6:26PM
0.87
8:39AM
0.89
6:50PM
1.00
10:17AM
0.75
7:28PM
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

Thursday
02
Friday
03
Saturday
04
Sunday
05
Monday
06
Tuesday
07
Wednesday
08
Thursday
09
Friday
10
Saturday
11
Sunday
12
Monday
13
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Summarycloudycloudycloudycloudyclearclearclearsome cloudsrain shwrsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearlight rainrain shwrs
Rain (mm)
--------2-------------------------314
Temp. °C161513171813171714151491516101718111512916158151411181613181613151311
Low °C15131316141317151214107111081613101311812108131211161412161412151010
Feels °C (?)1112111314915141387310116121389559841110814121015131010104
Sunrise6:56--6:54--6:54--6:52--6:52--6:52--6:50--6:50--6:48--6:48--6:47--6:46--
Sunset-5:30--5:30--5:31--5:32--5:34--5:35--5:36--5:37--5:37--5:38--5:39--5:40-

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Sat night. Very mild (max 18°C on Fri afternoon, min 12°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 18°C on Tue afternoon, min 7°C on Sun night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the WNW on Sun afternoon, light winds from the W by Tue morning).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 16°C on Thu morning, min 8°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the NW on Wed afternoon, calm by Fri morning).

Long Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 19mm), heaviest on Mon night. Very mild (max 18°C on Sat morning, min 10°C on Mon afternoon). Winds increasing (calm on Sat morning, fresh winds from the E by Mon night).

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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.