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Tarpits ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.3

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Tarpits Surf Forecast / CAL – Santa Barbara / USA

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 9 pm Monday 01 Mar 2021 PST
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Tarpits surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Tarpits sea temperature is 13.0 °C (Statistics for 01 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 13.8 max: 14.9 min: 12.5 °C)
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Tarpits surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Tarpits sea temperature is 13.0 °C (Statistics for 01 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 13.8 max: 14.9 min: 12.5 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Tarpits (calm at Montecito 12 km from Tarpits). 0.6m 12 s period swell from WNW with an additional 0.5m 16 s period swell from WNW

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Actual: 32 min ago

Calm
2 km/h
NNE
Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Tarpits this week:

The surf forecast for Tarpits over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Mar 02) at 4AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.4m and 16s period with a secondary swell of 0.4m and 12s. The wind is predicted to be glassy as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Tarpits in the next 7 days are 2.5m 16s and forecast to arrive on Monday (Mar 08) at 1PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives.

Wave TypeTime (PST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 4AM (Tue 2nd Mar)1.5ft (0.4m) 16s
Best Surf10AM (Sun 7th Mar)7ft (2.2m) 14s
Most Powerful 1PM (Mon 8th Mar)8ft (2.5m) 16s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Tarpits 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
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Friday
05
Saturday
06
Sunday
07
Monday
08
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
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T california.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
0.4
WNW
0.4
NW
0.4
NW
0.5
WNW
0.8
WNW
0.9
WNW
0.8
WNW
0.6
WNW
0.6
WNW
0.4
WNW
1
WNW
1
WNW
1.5
WNW
1.6
WNW
1.2
WNW
1.1
WNW
2.2
WNW
0.9
WNW
2.1
WNW
1.1
WNW
3
WNW
1
WNW
1.6
WNW
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576360116217261201125121139582587118012086614651840238331651774419913
0
NE
10
SSE
10
W
5
NE
10
SE
10
SSE
10
NNE
5
SSW
10
WSW
5
NW
10
SW
15
WSW
15
W
10
W
25
WNW
10
N
10
SSW
20
W
10
NNW
20
WNW
35
WNW
15
NW
10
NW
glasscrosscross-
on
glasscrosscross-
on
offglassonglassoncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
crosscrosscrosscross
11:21PM
1.97
11:31AM
1.81
12:00AM
2.01
12:35PM
1.58
12:47AM
2.01
2:05PM
1.39
1:45AM
1.99
4:13PM
1.33
2:58AM
1.97
6:04PM
1.41
4:19AM
1.99
7:04PM
1.52
5:30AM
2.05
7:44PM
1.61
5:31AM
0.63
5:35PM
0.62
6:35AM
0.62
6:12PM
0.82
7:53AM
0.61
6:58PM
1.01
9:26AM
0.56
8:06PM
1.18
10:54AM
0.46
9:51PM
1.25
12:03PM
0.34
11:24PM
1.22
12:56PM
0.25
12:28AM
1.12

Note: the tide data above is for Carpinteria which is 1 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Tarpits.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Tarpits blow from the NE

Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Friday
05
Saturday
06
Sunday
07
Monday
08
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
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-6:24--6:22--6:22--6:20--6:20--6:18--6:16--6:16
--5:54--5:55--5:57--5:57--5:58--5:59--6:00--

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 19°C on Fri morning, min 11°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Fri night. Cool air temperatures (max 17°C on Fri afternoon, min 7°C on Mon night). Winds increasing (light winds from the N on Fri night, fresh winds from the WNW by Mon afternoon).

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Information about the Tarpits Surf forecast

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

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