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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

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 4 pm Friday 07 May 2021 PDT
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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 14.2 °C (Statistics for 07 May 1981-2005 - mean: 14.0 max: 16.1 min: 12.6 °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 14.2 °C (Statistics for 07 May 1981-2005 - mean: 14.0 max: 16.1 min: 12.6 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Tarpits (calm at Montecito 12 km from Tarpits).

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Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Tarpits this week:

The surf forecast for Tarpits over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Friday (May 07) at 8PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.3m and 9s period with a secondary swell of 0.3m and 14s. Another secondary swell of 1.6m and 6s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be glassy as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Tarpits in the next 12 days are 1.4m 11s and forecast to arrive on Saturday (May 08) at 2AM. Winds are predicted to be glassy at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.4m 3s period and expected on Sunday (May 09) at 5AM.

Wave TypeTime (PDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 8PM (Fri 7th May)4.5ft (1.3m) 9s
Best Surf 8PM (Fri 7th May)4.5ft (1.3m) 9s
Most Powerful 2AM (Sat 8th May)4.5ft (1.4m) 11s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Tarpits 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
Fri
07
Saturday
08
Sunday
09
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wed
19
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
233121121111012012011121021121232331
T california.htsgw.metric.12.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.30.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.54.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.78.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.102.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.126.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.198.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.222.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.246.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.270.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.294.cc23
0.9
W
1.4
W
1.1
W
0.9
W
0.9
W
0.9
WNW
0.9
W
1
W
0.8
W
0.3
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.5
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.5
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.4
SW
0.4
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.5
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.5
SSW
0.9
W
1.1
W
1.2
W
2.2
WNW
1.2
W
2.1
W
2.3
WNW
0.5
SSW
10111111101012111118181816161615151519181817161616171616101010777716
1454572861881581732202571436112112010010214787125179118124123160177232234261229147158234296459147465459151
10
SW
5
N
10
SSW
10
WSW
5
ENE
10
SSW
10
SW
5
SE
15
S
10
SSW
5
N
10
SSW
15
WSW
0
NE
10
SSW
15
WSW
5
NNE
10
SSW
10
WSW
5
NW
10
SW
10
WSW
0
N
15
SW
25
W
5
N
10
SSW
10
WSW
5
ENE
10
SW
10
SW
0
NNW
5
SW
5
SW
5
ENE
10
SSW
onglasscross-
on
cross-
on
glasscross-
on
onglasscross-
on
onglassoncross-
on
glassononglassononglassononglassoncross-
on
glassoncross-
on
cross-
off
ononglassonglassglasscross-
on
8:23PM
1.97
8:37AM
1.68
8:44PM
2.02
9:19AM
1.66
9:06PM
2.07
10:01AM
1.63
9:28PM
2.10
10:43AM
1.59
9:53PM
2.12
11:27AM
1.54
10:19PM
2.10
12:15PM
1.47
10:47PM
2.07
1:11PM
1.41
11:17PM
2.01
2:24PM
1.37
11:49PM
1.95
4:09PM
1.38
12:29AM
1.87
5:45PM
1.44
1:24AM
1.79
5:59PM
1.51
2:43AM
1.70
2:43AM
0.67
2:24PM
0.70
3:17AM
0.54
2:51PM
0.79
3:50AM
0.43
3:16PM
0.89
4:24AM
0.36
3:42PM
0.98
4:59AM
0.32
4:07PM
1.08
5:37AM
0.33
4:32PM
1.16
6:18AM
0.36
4:54PM
1.24
7:04AM
0.41
5:14PM
1.31
7:56AM
0.46
5:30PM
1.37
8:52AM
0.49
6:41PM
1.44
9:50AM
0.51
9:22PM
1.44
10:43AM
0.51

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

Fri
07
Saturday
08
Sunday
09
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wed
19
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
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--6:01--6:00--5:58--5:58--5:58--5:56--5:56--5:54--5:54--5:54--5:52--5:52
7:46--7:47--7:47--7:49--7:50--7:51--7:51--7:52--7:52--7:53--7:53--7:54--

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 21°C on Sat morning, min 15°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 23°C on Tue afternoon, min 16°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 23°C on Thu afternoon, min 14°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 22°C on Tue afternoon, min 14°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

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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 12 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.