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Santa Barbara Surf

Detailed Santa Barbara surf forecast maps and the latest eyeball surf report from local surfers in the region. Near-shore swell is shown on the map together with the surf forecast rating for spots in Santa Barbara. Find the best places to surf in offshore conditions by selecting the wind option on the forecast map. Windsurfers and kite surfers can also use this option to find more favorable cross-shore conditions in Santa Barbara. Our local Wavefinder indicates where some of the best conditions are likely to be found in Santa Barbara over the next 7 days. Surf photos from Santa Barbara and reviews of the best spots and surfing conditions have been provided by local surfers.

Santa Barbara Surf Forecast

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Santa Barbara Surf Forecast map for predicting the best wave and wind conditions across the region. For surfers, the map shows the most powerful swell tracking across near-shore open water and not the peak waves experienced by boats out at sea. Move your mouse over the ocean swell symbols or the surf breaks on the coastline to see a more detailed surf forecast including wave period and wind conditions. The forecast updates every 6 hours and most live weather reports update every hour. You can animate the Santa Barbara Surf map or show live wind and wave conditions as reported from wavebuoys and local weather stations. Surf breaks shown along the Santa Barbara coastline are also listed below.

Santa Barbara Photos

Santa Barbara Wavefinder

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Best forecast wave conditions in Santa Barbara
CojoJalamaOceanoHendry s beach arroyo burroRincon 2OceanoSan augustineRincon 2OceanoBeavers hazardsRincon pointRincon pointRincon pointRincon 3Santa clauseOceanoBeavers hazardsJalama
Rating2
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.3

WNW
1.4

NW
1.7

WNW
1.1

W
1.7

W
1.9

NW
1.4

WNW
1.8

W
1.7

WNW
1.0

W
1.7

W
1.2

WNW
0.8

W
1.7

W
1.4

W
0.8

WNW
1.5

W
0.9

WNW
Period(s) (?)78766766766656610510
Energy(?)16822326688225373144252244762289433219125120119148
Wind
(km/h)
20
30
5
10
15
5
20
15
5
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10
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10
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5
15
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20
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
on
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
on
onglassoncross-
off
cross-
off
oncross-
off
cross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)
1:32PM

11:47PM

2:02PM
12:23AM

3:08PM
1:03AM
1:48PM

3:25PM
1:20AM

3:48PM
2:57AM

4:32PM
4:07AM
Low Tide
/ height (m)

5:20PM
6:32AM

7:09AM
5:50PM

7:58AM
7:26PM

8:05AM


8:37AM
5:07PM

10:03PM
9:40AM

11:08PM
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
181713222413202413242422242624192815
Low °C
131711202412142312192319222520172512
Chill °C (?)
171612222411202411242422242624192814
Sunrise
5:52--5:50--5:52--5:52--5:50--5:54--
Sunset
-8:17--8:14--8:13--8:13--8:13--8:15-
Swell1 (m) & direction
0.5

SSW
0.5

SSW
0.9

WSW
0.4

SW
0.4

SW
0.9

WSW
0.3

SSW
0.4

SW
0.8

WSW
0.2

WSW
0.4

WSW
0.4

SW
0.2

W
0.5

SW
0.4

W
0.8

WNW
0.1

S
0.9

WNW
Period (s)161511101211141210998698101110
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.2

S
0.2

S
0.3

SW
0.1

SW
0.1

S
0.3

SW
0.1

S
0.1

S
0.1

W
0.1

S
0.1

S
0.1

SW
0.1

SW
0.1

SW
0.1

S
0.2

SSW
0.1

SW
0.3

S
Period (s)101015141314141212121211121212121611
Wind waves (m) & direction
1.3

WNW
1.4

NW
1.7

WNW
1.1

W
1.7

W
1.9

NW
1.4

WNW
1.8

W
1.7

WNW
1.0

W
1.7

W
1.2

WNW
0.8

W
1.7

W
1.4

W
0.5

WNW
1.5

W
0.4

NNW
Period (s)787667667666566453


Santa Barbara Surf Breaks

beach and reef
point
beach and reef
beach
reef and point
point
point
reef and point
point
beach and reef
reef
beach
beach and reef
beach
reef
point
sandbar
reef
point
beach and reef
beach
beach and reef
beach and point
beach and reef
beach and reef
beach/Breakwater
beach
beach
reef
beach and reef
beach
beach and reef
reef
beach and reef
beach and reef
reef

Santa Barbara is a south facing coastline and is best surfed in the winter and the fall. SW and W swells work best but large parts are blocked by 4 channel islands that sit just off the coast. Fantastic area to explore with plenty of facilities and parking at most of the popular breaks. The whole of the area can get very crowded and locals tend to like to keep thing to themselves so respect local etiquette. There are a mixture of sand and reef breaks. Early morning sessions are always scored best.