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

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 3 am Saturday 28 Jan 2023 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 13.8 °C (Statistics for 28 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 13.8 max: 15.6 min: 12.0 °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 13.8 °C (Statistics for 28 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 13.8 max: 15.6 min: 12.0 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Refugio State Beach (light winds from the N at East Santa Barbara Buoy 33 km from Refugio State Beach).

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33 km away, 37 min ago

Light
7 km/h
N
12.9
13.8
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Refugio State Beach this week:

The surf forecast for Refugio State Beach over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Saturday (Jan 28) at 7AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.2m and 16s period with a secondary swell of 1.2m and 7s. Another secondary swell of 1.6m and 7s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Refugio State Beach in the next 12 days are 1.3m 18s and forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Jan 31) at 7PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.1m 5s period and expected on Saturday (Feb 04) at 10AM.

Wave TypeTime (PST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 7AM (Sat 28th Jan)4ft (1.2m) 16s
Best Surf 7PM (Tue 31st Jan)4.5ft (1.3m) 18s
Most Powerful 7PM (Tue 31st Jan)4.5ft (1.3m) 18s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Refugio State Beach over the next 12 days.

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Saturday
28
Sunday
29
Monday
30
Tuesday
31
Wednesday
01
Thursday
02
Friday
03
Saturday
04
Sunday
05
Monday
06
Tuesday
07
Wednesday
08
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
Rating
(10 max)
233212232334333322323423323355554233
Swell
Height Map
T california.htsgw.metric.21.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.45.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.69.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.93.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.117.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.141.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.165.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.189.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.213.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.237.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.261.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.285.cc23
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.2
WNW
1.2
WNW
0.9
WNW
0.9
WNW
0.9
WNW
0.8
WNW
1.2
WNW
1.1
WNW
0.9
WNW
0.9
WNW
1.3
WNW
1.3
WNW
1.1
WNW
1
WNW
1
WNW
0.9
WNW
0.6
WNW
0.6
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.9
WNW
1.8
WNW
1.8
WNW
1.4
WNW
1.5
WNW
1.2
WNW
1.1
WNW
1.2
WNW
2.5
WNW
3
WNW
3
WNW
2.1
WNW
1.6
WNW
1.5
WNW
1.8
WNW
1.6
WNW
Period(s) (?)151515141313121212151816161614141816161614131211101013121313111313121211
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)62957337635125718637432221833495481860450640032120917929122631210129334694622484084402145326323651511828599901604
Wind
(km/h)
5
SE
5
SW
10
NNW
10
WNW
15
WNW
5
NNE
10
ESE
5
E
10
NNE
5
NW
15
WNW
10
N
5
SE
5
SW
10
ENE
5
S
5
SW
5
NNW
10
NNW
10
NW
10
N
5
NW
20
WNW
10
NW
5
WSW
10
SW
5
SSE
10
NNW
15
NNW
15
NNW
10
NW
20
WNW
15
NNW
25
NNW
20
NW
15
N
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
crosscross-
on
cross-
off
crosscrossglasscrossglassoffglasscrossoffglasscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
on
oncross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
on
onglasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)
4:07PM
1.27
3:58AM
1.91
6:09PM
1.27
4:52AM
1.94
7:31PM
1.34
5:43AM
1.97
8:20PM
1.41
6:29AM
2.02
8:53PM
1.45
7:10AM
2.08
9:20PM
1.48
7:47AM
2.13
9:46PM
1.50
8:22AM
2.17
10:11PM
1.52
8:56AM
2.17
10:37PM
1.54
9:29AM
2.13
11:04PM
1.57
10:01AM
2.04
11:30PM
1.60
10:34AM
1.91
11:55PM
1.63
Low Tide
/ height (m)
10:17AM
0.76
8:55PM
0.99
11:38AM
0.62
9:59PM
1.13
12:39PM
0.49
11:10PM
1.20
1:25PM
0.38
12:10AM
1.21
2:03PM
0.30
12:57AM
1.19
2:38PM
0.25
1:36AM
1.15
3:09PM
0.21
2:11AM
1.10
3:39PM
0.20
2:45AM
1.05
4:08PM
0.22
3:20AM
1.02
4:36PM
0.27
3:57AM
1.01
5:02PM
0.35
4:36AM
1.00
5:25PM
0.47

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

Saturday
28
Sunday
29
Monday
30
Tuesday
31
Wednesday
01
Thursday
02
Friday
03
Saturday
04
Sunday
05
Monday
06
Tuesday
07
Wednesday
08
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Rain (mm)
----1111------------------1351-------
Temp. °C15141012119131181615915149141310181711191814151411101081615915158
Low °C1311101110811971399141091211914111117131315119988139712107
Feels °C (?)141388861094121161212612128151491615131413976512116994
Sunrise7:00--7:00--6:58--6:58--6:56--6:56--6:56--6:54--6:54--6:52--6:52--6:52--
Sunset-5:25--5:27--5:28--5:29--5:30--5:30--5:31--5:32--5:34--5:35--5:36--5:37-

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Sun afternoon. Very mild (max 15°C on Sat morning, min 7°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 16°C on Tue morning, min 9°C on Tue afternoon). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 13mm), heaviest on Sun night. Very mild (max 19°C on Sat morning, min 9°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Mon morning. Very mild (max 16°C on Tue morning, min 7°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

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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 12 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.