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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

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 9 am Sunday 28 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 12.3 °C (Statistics for 28 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 12.3 °C (Statistics for 28 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 13.5 max: 14.6 min: 12.3 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Light wind has turned cross-on at Tarantulas (light winds from the SE at BUOY-PTGC1 16 km from Tarantulas). 2.0m 12 s period swell from WNW with an additional 1.1m 14 s period swell from NW

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16 km away, 52 min ago

Light
11 km/h
SE
14.3
12.3
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Tarantulas this week:

The surf forecast for Tarantulas over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Sunday (Feb 28) at 1PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.4m and 12s period with a secondary swell of 0.9m and 14s. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Tarantulas in the next 7 days are 3.0m 14s and forecast to arrive on Sunday (Mar 07) at 4AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.2m 5s period and expected on Saturday (Mar 06) at 7AM.

Wave TypeTime (PST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 1PM (Sun 28th Feb)4.5ft (1.4m) 12s
Best Surf 7AM (Fri 5th Mar)5ft (1.6m) 18s
Most Powerful 4AM (Sun 7th Mar)10ft (3.0m) 14s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Tarantulas 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
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Friday
05
Saturday
06
Sun
07
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
44411221424431443423523
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
1.5
WNW
1.7
WNW
1.3
WNW
1.1
NW
0.9
WNW
0.8
WNW
0.7
NW
1
NW
1.2
NW
1.4
NW
1.4
NW
1.2
NW
1.1
NW
1
WNW
1.1
NW
1.6
NW
1.8
NW
2.1
WNW
2.4
WNW
2.5
WNW
3
WNW
3
WNW
2.5
NW
1213131212121515141414131212181716161615141413
61596158135826817424244158979975450935829976814501735215526823241400528622349
10
SSE
5
W
10
E
25
SE
20
SSE
10
N
15
NW
20
NW
10
N
15
SE
5
SSE
20
ESE
5
W
15
WNW
10
N
10
WNW
20
NW
20
NNW
25
NW
25
NW
20
NNW
30
NW
30
NW
cross-
on
glasscross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
crossglasscross-
off
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
crosscross-
off
10:01AM
2.12
10:59PM
1.86
10:50AM
1.96
11:34PM
1.92
11:45AM
1.76
12:14AM
1.96
12:52PM
1.55
1:01AM
1.97
2:22PM
1.38
1:58AM
1.96
4:24PM
1.32
3:08AM
1.95
6:11PM
1.39
4:26AM
1.97
4:39PM
0.29
4:48AM
0.69
5:13PM
0.44
5:45AM
0.64
5:48PM
0.63
6:50AM
0.61
6:27PM
0.82
8:08AM
0.58
7:13PM
1.01
9:37AM
0.53
8:21PM
1.16
11:02AM
0.43
9:59PM
1.23
12:10PM
0.33

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

Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Friday
05
Saturday
06
Sun
07
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
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141515151514161511161312131211151311141291111
141514151312161110151210121111131110131091111
1315151314141514915131013101015119129688
6:31--6:30--6:28--6:28--6:26--6:24--6:24--6:22-
-5:57--5:58--5:59--6:00--6:00--6:00--6:01--6:02

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 16°C on Tue morning, min 10°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 15°C on Fri morning, min 9°C on Sat night). Winds increasing (light winds from the W on Thu morning, fresh winds from the NW by Sun morning).

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Information about the Tarantulas Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Tarantulas provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Tarantulas can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Tarantulas 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 (Tarantulas) 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 Tarantulas 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.

Tarantulas is 16 km (10 miles) from Lompoc. If you plan a vacation in Santa Barbara, look for hotels and other accommodation in Lompoc. Lompoc has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.