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Tarantulas ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.8
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.5
Crowds: 2.7

Overall: 3.5

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Tarantulas Surf Forecast / CAL – Santa Barbara / USA

48hr Weather and Surf, issued 4 pm Monday 10 May 2021 PDT
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Tarantulas surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Tarantulas sea temperature is 12.3 °C (Statistics for 10 May 1981-2005 - mean: 13.9 max: 15.8 min: 12.1 °C)
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Tarantulas surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Tarantulas sea temperature is 12.3 °C (Statistics for 10 May 1981-2005 - mean: 13.9 max: 15.8 min: 12.1 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for CAL - Santa Barbara

  1. weather stationWind Update Light wind has turned cross-on at Tarantulas (light winds from the W at Foothill Estates wx 11 km from Tarantulas).

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Actual: 42 min ago

Light
13 km/h
W
Cross-On
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How big are the waves at Tarantulas today?

The current surf forecast for Tarantulas at 6PM is: 2.3m 10s primary swell from a Northwest direction and 0.6m 18s secondary swell from a South-southwest direction (forecast issued at 04:00pm May 10). The wind direction is predicted to be cross-shore and the swell rating is 3.

Time (PDT) & DateWave HeightWave Period
Morning (10 May)--
Afternoon (10 May)8ft (2.4m)10s
Evening (10 May)7ft (2.2m)10s

Table - waves today at Tarantulas. (Swell directed towards the surf break)

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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)
Temp. °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM
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T california.htsgw.metric.24.cc23T california.htsgw.metric.30.cc23T california.htsgw.metric.42.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.48.cc23T california.htsgw.metric.54.cc23T california.htsgw.metric.66.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.72.cc23T california.htsgw.metric.78.cc23T california.htsgw.metric.90.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.96.cc23T california.htsgw.metric.102.cc23T california.htsgw.metric.114.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.120.cc23T california.htsgw.metric.126.cc23T california.htsgw.metric.138.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.144.cc23T california.htsgw.metric.150.cc23T california.htsgw.metric.162.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.168.cc23T california.htsgw.metric.174.cc23T california.htsgw.metric.186.cc23
2.4
NW
2.3
NW
2.2
NW
2.2
NW
2.1
NW
2
NW
1.9
NW
1.8
NW
1.9
NW
1.7
NW
1.6
NW
1.6
NW
1.7
WNW
1.6
NW
1.4
NW
1.4
NW
1.4
NW
1.4
NW
1.4
NW
0.9
SSW
1.2
NW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.7
SW
0.7
SW
0.8
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
1
SSW
0.9
SSW
1.8
NW
2.2
NW
2.5
NW
2.5
NW
2.5
NW
2.3
NW
2.1
NW
2.3
NW
2.3
NW
2.2
NW
2.3
NW
2.2
NW
2.2
NW
2
WNW
1.9
WNW
1.8
NW
1.1
SSW
1.7
WNW
1.6
NW
1
SSW
1
SSW
1
SSW
1
SSW
1
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.7
S
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10
SW
15
WNW
15
NW
10
NNW
5
N
0
ESE
5
SSE
10
SSW
10
SW
10
WNW
15
NW
10
NNW
10
ESE
15
ESE
10
SE
10
SSW
10
WSW
15
WNW
15
NNW
5
NNE
10
ESE
5
ESE
5
NE
10
W
20
WNW
20
NW
20
NNW
15
NNW
10
NNW
15
NNW
10
NNW
20
WNW
25
WNW
25
NW
20
NNW
20
N
20
NNW
15
NNW
15
NNW
25
WNW
25
WNW
25
NW
15
NW
10
NNW
10
NW
5
N
10
SE
10
SW
10
SW
10
WSW
10
NW
10
NNW
10
NNW
10
N
5
NNW
15
W
20
WNW
20
NW
20
NNW
15
NNW
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on
crosscross-
off
glassglasscrosscross-
on
oncross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
oncrosscross-
off
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrosscrosscrosscross-
off
crosscross-
off
crossonononcrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
9:39PM
2.05
10:59AM
1.55
10:03PM
2.06
11:44AM
1.50
10:30PM
2.05
12:35PM
1.45
10:58PM
2.02
1:33PM
1.40
11:29PM
1.97
2:48PM
1.37
12:02AM
1.91
4:29PM
1.38
12:43AM
1.83
5:47PM
1.44
3:27PM
0.90
4:37AM
0.36
3:53PM
1.00
5:13AM
0.32
4:19PM
1.09
5:51AM
0.32
4:45PM
1.17
6:33AM
0.35
5:09PM
1.25
7:19AM
0.39
5:30PM
1.32
8:10AM
0.44
5:54PM
1.38
9:05AM
0.47
7:17PM
1.43

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

Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM
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clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
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