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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

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 10 am Friday 07 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 11.8 °C (Statistics for 07 May 1981-2005 - mean: 13.8 max: 15.7 min: 12.2 °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 11.8 °C (Statistics for 07 May 1981-2005 - mean: 13.8 max: 15.7 min: 12.2 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Still cross-shore at Tarantulas (strong winds from the NW at Foothill Estates wx 11 km from Tarantulas).

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39 km/h
NW
Cross-Shore
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Tarantulas this week:

The surf forecast for Tarantulas over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Friday (May 07) at 5PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 3.5m and 9s period with a secondary swell of 0.5m and 14s. Another secondary swell of 0.4m and 13s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Tarantulas in the next 12 days are 4.0m 10s and forecast to arrive on Friday (May 07) at 11PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives.

Wave TypeTime (PDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 5PM (Fri 7th May)11ft (3.5m) 9s
Best Surf 5AM (Sat 8th May)11ft (3.5m) 11s
Most Powerful11PM (Fri 7th May)13ft (4.0m) 10s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Tarantulas over the next 12 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
Friday
07
Saturday
08
Sunday
09
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
234335535544334323213123115425546535
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.180.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.204.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.228.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.252.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.276.cc23
2.4
NW
3.5
NW
3.5
WNW
3
NW
3
NW
3
NW
3.5
NW
3
NW
3.5
NW
2.5
NW
2.4
NW
2.1
NW
1.8
NW
1.7
NW
1.7
WNW
1.4
NW
1.3
WNW
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.7
SW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
2.4
NW
3
NW
2.5
NW
2.4
NW
3.5
NW
3
NW
2.5
NW
4
NW
3.5
NW
4
NW
4
NW
4
NW
3.5
NW
3
NW
89101111101111101111111011131212151919181889999991091010101010
76720332831209021832115272821302394159213389546766649185784643874753724974867541580996924189414149712813189432863324259921031660
25
NW
35
NNW
20
NNW
15
WNW
25
NW
15
N
10
WSW
25
NW
10
NNW
10
SSW
15
W
5
E
10
S
15
WNW
15
ESE
10
SSW
10
WNW
5
NE
15
W
20
NW
15
NNW
20
WNW
30
NNW
30
NNW
30
NW
30
NW
15
NNW
10
SSE
15
WNW
5
N
10
SSE
20
WNW
5
NNE
10
WNW
20
NW
15
NNW
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
oncross-
on
glasscross-
on
crosscross-
off
oncross-
on
glasscross-
on
crosscross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
on
crossglasscross-
on
crosscross-
off
8:32PM
1.92
8:47AM
1.64
8:54PM
1.98
9:31AM
1.61
9:16PM
2.02
10:15AM
1.58
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
1:37AM
1.75
6:08PM
1.51
2:54AM
1.68
2:04PM
0.62
2:54AM
0.67
2:34PM
0.71
3:29AM
0.54
3:01PM
0.81
4:02AM
0.44
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
10:01AM
0.48
9:39PM
1.42

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
07
Saturday
08
Sunday
09
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
cloudy
cloudy
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151410181813141511151512151514151516161614151511131411141511151513141512
11129131811121410131411131511131512141610131510111310121411131511131411
1312718171113138151411141514141415151512141381011813149151511131410
6:05--6:05--6:03--6:03--6:01--6:01--6:01--6:00--5:58--5:58--5:58--5:56--
-7:51--7:52--7:52--7:52--7:53--7:54--7:55--7:55--7:57--7:58--7:59--7:59-

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 18°C on Sat morning, min 9°C on Fri night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the NW on Fri afternoon, light winds from the NNW by Sun night).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 16°C on Wed night, min 11°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 16°C on Thu morning, min 10°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (light winds from the NNW on Thu morning, fresh winds from the NW by Sat afternoon).

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 15°C on Sun afternoon, min 11°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

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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 12 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.