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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 9 am Friday 26 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 12.6 °C (Statistics for 26 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 13.6 max: 14.7 min: 12.3 °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 12.6 °C (Statistics for 26 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 13.6 max: 14.7 min: 12.3 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-off at Refugio State Beach (moderate winds from the N at Goleta 7 km from Refugio State Beach). 3.0m 10 s period wind swell from WNW

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Moderate
24 km/h
N
Cross-Off
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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 7PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 2.5m and 10s period with a secondary swell of 0.1m and 19s. 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 2.2m 16s and forecast to arrive on Friday (Mar 05) at 4PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-shore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.9m 5s period and expected on Thursday (Mar 04) at 1AM.

Wave TypeTime (PST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 7PM (Fri 26th Feb)8ft (2.5m) 10s
Best Surf10PM (Fri 26th Feb)8ft (2.5m) 10s
Most Powerful 4PM (Fri 5th Mar)7ft (2.2m) 16s

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
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Fri
05
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
34554543311001454434553
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.174.cc23
1.7
WNW
2.4
WNW
3
NW
2.5
WNW
2.5
NW
2.2
NW
1.7
WNW
1.4
NW
1.3
WNW
1.1
NW
0.9
WNW
0.6
WNW
0.7
NW
1.3
WNW
2.1
WNW
2.1
WNW
2.3
WNW
1.8
WNW
1.5
WNW
0.9
WNW
1.4
NW
2
WNW
2.2
WNW
1010111212121212131212161515141414131320181716
661120717291637195213447435495813582681692427111699165018651077679698139624062573
5
WNW
20
NW
15
NNW
10
NNW
25
NNW
10
N
5
SSW
5
WSW
10
ENE
20
SE
20
SSE
15
ESE
20
SSE
30
SE
10
ESE
10
WSW
25
NW
10
NNW
10
SE
5
SW
5
W
5
WSW
20
WNW
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoncross-
on
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
crosscross-
on
crosscrosscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
glassglasscross
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
1:52AM
1.96
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
9:33AM
0.54

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

Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Fri
05
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudsrain shwrsrain shwrssome cloudsclearclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudsclear
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23221222211219191418171114139131581514121817
1913101815101815131813101398111081311111717
2322102221121919141716912107111361514121816
6:31--6:31--6:30--6:28--6:26--6:26--6:24--6:22-
-5:53--5:54--5:54--5:55--5:57--5:58--5:59--6:00

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 23°C on Fri morning, min 10°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 16mm), heaviest on Tue night. Cool air temperatures (max 18°C on Fri morning, min 8°C on Tue night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SE on Tue afternoon, calm by Thu night).

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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.