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

Overall: 2.9

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Refugio State Beach Surf Forecast / CAL – Santa Barbara / USA

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 3 pm Thursday 25 Feb 2021 PST
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Refugio State Beach surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Refugio State Beach sea temperature is 12.3 °C (Statistics for 25 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 13.6 max: 14.9 min: 12.2 °C)
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Refugio State Beach surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Refugio State Beach sea temperature is 12.3 °C (Statistics for 25 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 13.6 max: 14.9 min: 12.2 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Refugio State Beach (calm at Goleta 7 km from Refugio State Beach). no significant swell

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Calm
0 km/h
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Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Refugio State Beach this week:

The surf forecast for Refugio State Beach over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Friday (Feb 26) at 1AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.7m and 14s period with a secondary swell of 0.2m and 13s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Refugio State Beach in the next 7 days are 2.5m 12s and forecast to arrive on Saturday (Feb 27) at 1PM. Winds are predicted to be offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.0m 4s period and expected on Wednesday (Mar 03) at 7PM.

Wave TypeTime (PST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 1AM (Fri 26th Feb)5.5ft (1.7m) 14s
Best Surf 7PM (Fri 26th Feb)8ft (2.5m) 10s
Most Powerful 1PM (Sat 27th Feb)8ft (2.5m) 12s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Refugio State Beach over the next 7 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
Thu
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
44345555433220024544234
T california.htsgw.metric.6.cc23
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
1.7
WNW
1.7
WNW
1.7
WNW
2.3
WNW
2.5
WNW
2.5
WNW
2.4
NW
2.2
NW
1.7
WNW
1.7
WNW
1.3
WNW
1.1
NW
0.9
WNW
0.6
WNW
0.7
NW
1.1
NW
1.9
WNW
2.2
WNW
2
WNW
1.7
WNW
1.4
WNW
1.2
WNW
1
NW
1414111111121312121313121216151514131313121219
1080100562211991855181018551388743946581358268169242503128015611377938618412693
5
SW
10
N
5
NW
20
NW
10
N
5
NW
20
NNW
10
N
5
SW
10
W
5
NE
15
SE
15
SSE
20
ESE
30
SE
15
WSW
15
E
5
E
25
NW
5
NNE
5
SE
5
WSW
5
N
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoncrosscross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
offcrosscross-
on
glass
9:24PM
1.62
8:29AM
2.24
9:51PM
1.70
9:11AM
2.22
10:20PM
1.79
9:56AM
2.13
10:53PM
1.87
10:44AM
1.97
11:28PM
1.93
11:38AM
1.77
12:08AM
1.97
12:44PM
1.55
12:55AM
1.97
2:15PM
1.37
2:21AM
0.94
3:28PM
0.13
3:04AM
0.83
4:00PM
0.18
3:51AM
0.74
4:33PM
0.28
4:42AM
0.68
5:07PM
0.44
5:38AM
0.63
5:42PM
0.62
6:44AM
0.61
6:20PM
0.82
8:02AM
0.59
7:06PM
1.00

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

Thu
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrssome cloudssome cloudsclearclearclearclearclear
-------------1312-------
1712242213232212181713191712138814149161512
141220121118151118141318121112771298141312
1711242212232210181713191710105513128161512
--6:31--6:31--6:30--6:28--6:26--6:26--6:24--
5:52--5:53--5:54--5:54--5:55--5:57--5:58--5:59-

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 24°C on Fri morning, min 11°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 16mm), heaviest on Tue afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 19°C on Mon morning, min 7°C on Tue afternoon). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SSE on Tue morning, calm by Wed morning).

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Information about the Refugio State Beach Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Refugio State Beach provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Refugio State Beach can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Refugio State Beach 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 (Refugio State Beach) 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 Refugio State Beach 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.

Refugio State Beach is 21 km (13 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.