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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 3 pm Friday 26 Feb 2021 PST
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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 12.2 °C (Statistics for 26 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 13.5 max: 14.6 min: 12.3 °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 12.2 °C (Statistics for 26 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 13.5 max: 14.6 min: 12.3 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for CAL - Santa Barbara

  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-off at Tarantulas (near gales from the N at BUOY-PTGC1 16 km from Tarantulas). 3.0m 10 s period wind swell from WNW

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16 km away, 49 min ago

Gale
52 km/h
N
11.2
12.2
Air / Water (°C)
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How big are the waves at Tarantulas today?

The current surf forecast for Tarantulas at 6PM is: 3.5m 10s primary swell from a Northwest direction and 2.4m 10s secondary swell from a West-northwest direction, 0.1m 19s secondary swell from a Northwest direction (forecast issued at 03:00pm February 26). The wind direction is predicted to be cross-offshore and the swell rating is 3.

Time (PST) & DateWave HeightWave Period
Morning (26 Feb)--
Afternoon (26 Feb)6.5ft (2.0m)10s
Evening (26 Feb)13ft (4.0m)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
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
1PM4PM7PM10PM1AM4AM7AM10AM1PM4PM7PM10PM1AM4AM7AM10AM1PM4PM7PM10PM1AM4AM7AM
23333333333355444344433
T california.htsgw.metric.6.cc23T california.htsgw.metric.12.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.18.cc23T california.htsgw.metric.24.cc23T california.htsgw.metric.36.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.42.cc23T california.htsgw.metric.48.cc23T california.htsgw.metric.60.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.66.cc23T california.htsgw.metric.72.cc23T california.htsgw.metric.84.cc23
1.9
NW
2.2
WNW
2.5
NW
2.5
NW
3
NW
3
NW
2.5
WNW
2.5
WNW
2.5
WNW
2.4
NW
2.4
WNW
2.3
NW
2.2
NW
2
WNW
1.7
WNW
1.7
WNW
1.5
WNW
1.7
WNW
1.5
WNW
1.4
NW
1.3
WNW
1.2
NW
1.2
WNW
1010101010111112121212121212121212131313131313
7841071132514461665172916431609183918261743157213441197807743615961808721581494423
30
NNW
30
NNW
30
NNW
25
NNW
25
NNW
25
NNW
25
NNW
30
NNW
30
NNW
30
NNW
25
NNW
35
N
15
NNE
15
NNE
5
NNE
5
SSW
5
SW
10
WNW
5
NNE
10
NE
10
ENE
10
ENE
15
E
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffglassoncrosscross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
9:57PM
1.70
9:16AM
2.21
10:26PM
1.78
10:01AM
2.12
10:59PM
1.86
3:34PM
0.14
3:09AM
0.85
4:06PM
0.19
3:57AM
0.76
4:39PM
0.29
4:48AM
0.69

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

Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
1PM4PM7PM10PM1AM4AM7AM10AM1PM4PM7PM10PM1AM4AM7AM10AM1PM4PM7PM10PM1AM4AM7AM
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
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