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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 (?)
1.6

NW
1.2

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.5

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.2

WNW
0.9

WNW
0.7

NW
0.7

WNW
0.4

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.4

SSW
1.3

NW
1.1

NW
1.0

NW
1.0

NW
0.8

NW
0.5

WNW
Period(s) (?)11101111111010109131212101212121219
Energy(?)6152723825533592881759275545050362367278264161212
Wind
(km/h)
10 N10
5 SW5
5 SW5
10 E10
5 SSW5
10 WSW10
5 NNE5
5 SW5
15 WNW15
5 N5
5 SW5
0 WSW0
5 ENE5
5 S5
5 S5
5 NE5
5 SW5
5 WNW5
Wind State(?)cross-
off
glassglasscross-
off
glasscross-
on
offoncross-
off
cross-
off
onglasscross-
off
onglasscross-
off
oncross-
on
High Tide
/ height (m)


7:25AM
7:21AM
6:37PM
6:23PM


8:05AM
8:05AM
7:40PM
7:25PM


8:22AM
7:21AM
8:22AM


Low Tide
/ height (m)
12:27AM
12:27AM
12:43PM
12:40PM


1:13AM
1:13AM
12:27AM
1:50PM
1:50PM


1:55AM
1:55AM


2:23PM
2:41PM
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clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Summary
clearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
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High °C
213030223031253025253029222425182521
Low °C
192229212429242424242428191923171921
Chill °C (?)
213030223031253025253029222425182521
Sunrise
-7:11--7:13--7:13--7:13--7:16--7:16-
Sunset
--6:15--6:14--6:15--6:10--6:10--6:12
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.2

WNW
1.2

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.5

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.2

WNW
0.9

WNW
0.7

NW
0.7

WNW
0.4

WNW
0.4

SSW
0.4

NW
0.9

WNW
1.1

NW
1.0

NW
1.0

NW
0.8

NW
0.7

NW
Period (s)1110111111101010991211101212121211
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.4

SSW
0.5

NW
0.3

SSW
0.5

S
0.3

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.4

WNW
0.4

SSW
0.6

WNW
0.2

S
0.2

S
0.4

S
0.4

NW
0.5

WNW
Period (s)15121414141313131313512121515142119
Wind waves (m) & direction
1.6

NW

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-

-

-

-

-

-

-
0.6

WNW

-
0.5

WNW
1.3

NW

-

-

-

-

-
Period (s)11--------4-510-----


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.