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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
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.8

SSW
1.2

SSW
1.0

SSW
0.9

SW
0.8

SSW
1.6

WNW
0.6

SSW
1.7

WNW
1.6

WNW
2.0

WNW
2.1

WNW
1.5

WNW
1.6

WNW
2.5

NW
2.1

WNW
2.2

NW
2.5

NW
2.2

NW
1.8

NW
1.8

NW
1.4

NW
1.6

NW
Period(s) (?)16161616158158879999910101010101010
Energy(?)33067451934927229414241234441767534446112027238631378967637653327452
Wind
(km/h)
15
20
15
15
5
15
15
5
20
15
5
10
10
20
15
20
10
10
15
5
10
20
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
glasscrosscross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)
7:07PM

9:53AM


10:32AM

8:39PM
10:55AM
7:07PM

9:20PM
11:31AM

10:09PM
12:13PM

10:50PM
12:41PM
3:32AM
3:41PM

4:06AM
Low Tide
/ height (m)

2:55AM
12:23PM
1:18PM

3:39AM

2:11PM
4:17AM

3:20PM
4:50AM

3:47PM

5:34AM
4:45PM

6:05AM
8:41AM
9:45PM

10:37PM
9:29AM
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Summary
clearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudsclearclearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclearclearsome cloudsclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
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High °C
25141927272128142332142729141919161919181920
Low °C
24131725211828131730132128131619141719151820
Chill °C (?)
25121927272128132332132729121919151919181920
Sunrise
--6:01--6:03--6:03--6:01--6:05--6:05--6:05-
Sunset
8:09--8:12--8:08--8:09--8:07--8:09--8:08--8:08
Swell1 (m) & direction
0.8

SSW
1.2

SSW
1.3

WNW
0.9

SW
0.8

SSW
0.8

SSW
0.6

SSW
1.7

WNW
0.6

SSW
0.6

SSW
2.1

WNW
1.5

WNW
0.4

SSW
0.6

SSW
0.6

SSW
0.6

SSW
2.4

NW
2.2

NW
0.6

S
1.8

NW
0.7

SSW
0.7

SSW
Period (s)1616716151515814149914141413101018101616
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.2

SSE
0.5

NW
1.0

SSW
0.4

NW
0.3

S
0.3

SSE
0.2

SSE
0.6

SW
0.2

S
0.2

S
0.5

SW
0.4

SSW
0.1

S
0.1

SW
0.2

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.5

SSW
0.6

S
0.5

SSW
0.7

S
0.4

SSW
0.3

SSW
Period (s)12111611111110141010131410192020131813161212
Wind waves (m) & direction
0.8

WNW
1.7

NW
1.6

NW
1.2

WNW
1.4

WNW
1.6

WNW
0.9

WNW

-
1.6

WNW
2.0

WNW

-
1.3

WNW
1.6

WNW
2.5

NW
2.1

WNW
2.2

NW
2.5

NW

-
1.8

NW

-
1.4

NW
1.6

NW
Period (s)4777588-87-99991010-10-1010


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.

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