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Seals Surf Forecast / CAL – Santa Barbara / USA

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 3 am Monday 28 Nov 2022 PST
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Seals surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Seals sea temperature is 15.6 °C (Statistics for 28 Nov 1981-2005 - mean: 15.1 max: 17.5 min: 13.9 °C)
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Seals surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Seals sea temperature is 15.6 °C (Statistics for 28 Nov 1981-2005 - mean: 15.1 max: 17.5 min: 13.9 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Seals (calm at Santa Barbara Airport 9 km from Seals).

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Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Seals this week:

The surf forecast for Seals over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Monday (Nov 28) at 7AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.6m and 12s period with a secondary swell of 0.4m and 13s. The wind is predicted to be glassy as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Seals in the next 12 days are 2.4m 7s and forecast to arrive on Monday (Nov 28) 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 1.6m 6s period and expected on Tuesday (Nov 29) at 7AM.

Wave TypeTime (PST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 7AM (Mon 28th Nov)2ft (0.6m) 12s
Best Surf 7PM (Mon 28th Nov)8ft (2.4m) 7s
Most Powerful 7PM (Mon 28th Nov)8ft (2.4m) 7s

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

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Monday
28
Tuesday
29
Wednesday
30
Thursday
01
Friday
02
Saturday
03
Sunday
04
Monday
05
Tuesday
06
Wednesday
07
Thursday
08
Friday
09
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
Rating
(10 max)
123223201110001122122100000001102110
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 (?)
0.4
NW
2.5
WNW
1.9
WNW
0.7
WNW
0.6
WNW
0.9
WNW
0.7
WNW
0.6
WNW
0.5
WNW
0.4
WNW
0.4
WNW
0.4
WNW
0.6
WNW
0.6
WNW
0.7
WNW
0.5
WNW
0.5
WNW
0.7
WNW
0.7
WNW
0.7
WNW
0.6
WNW
0.5
WNW
0.4
WNW
0.4
WNW
0.3
WNW
0.3
WNW
0.4
WNW
0.4
WNW
0.2
WNW
0.4
NW
0.9
WNW
0.1
SW
1.4
WNW
0.9
WNW
0.8
WNW
0.5
NW
Period(s) (?)1966161414131313161615141413131817161614141313121287181781968814
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)965222792201403561761319310410287138133151931882972692531651056854282720183374102151601229497
Wind
(km/h)
5
WSW
25
WNW
15
NNW
5
WNW
5
SSW
5
NE
10
SE
10
SE
10
SE
5
ESE
5
SSE
15
E
15
ESE
15
ESE
5
E
5
SSE
5
SSE
15
ESE
20
ESE
15
NNW
10
NW
15
NW
25
NW
15
N
5
NNW
5
SW
10
N
0
S
5
WSW
5
N
0
S
5
SW
5
NE
5
SE
5
SE
10
ESE
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
glassglasscross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscross-
on
crossononcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offglasscross-
on
offglasscrossoffglassglassglassglassglasscross
High Tide
/ height (m)
12:09PM
2.05
3:25AM
1.59
1:25PM
1.87
4:19AM
1.70
2:54PM
1.70
5:02AM
1.83
4:23PM
1.60
5:39AM
1.95
5:42PM
1.54
6:11AM
2.05
6:50PM
1.52
6:42AM
2.13
7:49PM
1.51
7:11AM
2.18
8:42PM
1.50
7:40AM
2.21
9:29PM
1.50
8:10AM
2.21
10:14PM
1.48
8:41AM
2.20
10:59PM
1.46
9:14AM
2.16
11:47PM
1.43
Low Tide
/ height (m)
8:00PM
0.19
7:47AM
1.31
9:01PM
0.30
9:36AM
1.20
9:58PM
0.41
11:02AM
1.00
10:48PM
0.53
12:05PM
0.78
11:33PM
0.66
12:57PM
0.57
12:12AM
0.78
1:40PM
0.39
12:48AM
0.90
2:19PM
0.27
1:22AM
1.00
2:57PM
0.19
1:54AM
1.08
3:33PM
0.15
2:26AM
1.14
4:10PM
0.16
2:58AM
1.19
4:49PM
0.20
3:30AM
1.23

Note: the tide data above is for Isla Vista which is 8 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Seals.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Seals blow from the N

Monday
28
Tuesday
29
Wednesday
30
Thursday
01
Friday
02
Saturday
03
Sunday
04
Monday
05
Tuesday
06
Wednesday
07
Thursday
08
Friday
09
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Rain (mm)
-----------5--4--10445--------------8
Temp. °C2017916151216141314131214141418161514121015148151311191713191713181613
Low °C1710714121116131212121113131316151414111012107121111161412171412171311
Feels °C (?)161151313101312111211111112131715131110798412108161410151510151410
Sunrise6:45--6:46--6:47--6:48--6:48--6:48--6:50--6:50--6:52--6:52--6:52--6:54--
Sunset-4:49--4:49--4:49--4:49--4:49--4:49--4:49--4:49--4:49--4:49--4:49--4:49-

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 20°C on Mon morning, min 7°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 19mm), heaviest on Sat night. Very mild (max 18°C on Sat morning, min 11°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 13mm), heaviest on Sun afternoon. Very mild (max 15°C on Mon morning, min 7°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 8mm), mostly falling on Fri night. Very mild (max 19°C on Wed morning, min 11°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Seals Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Seals provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Seals can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Seals 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 (Seals) 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 Seals 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.

Seals is 8 km (5 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.