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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.

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Santa Barbara Wavefinder

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Best forecast wave conditions in Santa Barbara
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
3.0

WNW
1.9

NW
3.5

NW
3.5

WNW
2.5

NW
1.3

NW
2.3

WNW
2.3

NW
1.0

NW
1.0

NW
1.3

WNW
1.2

NW
1.1

NW
1.1

NW
1.5

NW
1.6

NW
1.5

WNW
1.2

WNW
Period(s) (?)161514715148913131212121111111111
Energy(?)47961526457212133352676683809342336513400303273534604543300
Wind
(km/h)
20 NW20
15 NNW15
15 NNW15
20 NW20
15 NNW15
10 NNW10
10 N10
10 N10
5 SW5
10 W10
10 NNE10
10 SW10
10 WSW10
5 N5
5 W5
10 WNW10
5 ENE5
5 S5
Wind State(?)offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
offglasscross-
on
offcross-
on
cross-
off
glassglassonglasson
High Tide
/ height (m)


12:12PM
3:11AM
3:11AM
1:00PM
1:27PM




5:19AM
5:20AM
2:08PM
2:08PM


6:19AM
3:11AM
6:19AM
Low Tide
/ height (m)

7:58PM


6:12AM
6:59AM


9:11PM
7:58PM
9:11PM
7:15AM
7:19AM


10:32PM
10:29PM
9:45AM
9:45AM
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clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
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clear
Summary
clearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
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High °C
261620281824271928282331292324232027
Low °C
261513281615271821282224282121201822
Chill °C (?)
261520281824271928282331292324232027
Sunrise
--7:11--7:09--7:11--7:11--7:15--7:13
Sunset
6:20--6:19--6:17--6:17--6:15--6:16--
Swell1 (m) & direction
0.4

SW
1.9

NW
2.3

NW
0.4

SSW
0.4

SSW
1.3

NW
1.1

NW
1.6

WNW
1.0

WNW
1.0

NW
1.3

WNW
1.2

NW
1.1

NW
1.1

NW
1.5

NW
1.6

NW
1.5

WNW
1.2

WNW
Period (s)1315142019141488131212121111111111
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.1

S
0.2

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.2

SSW
0.2

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.5

S
1.1

NW
1.0

NW
0.9

WNW
0.3

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.5

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.5

S
0.5

S
0.5

S
0.3

SSW
Period (s)13132213121918141381616151514141414
Wind waves (m) & direction
3.0

WNW
1.6

WNW
3.5

NW
3.5

WNW
2.5

NW
1.7

WNW
2.3

WNW
2.3

NW

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-

-

-
0.3

WNW

-

-

-

-

-
Period (s)16714715889----3-----


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.