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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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Rating4
3
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.8

WNW
1.6

W
2.0

WNW
1.6

WNW
1.2

WNW
1.5

WNW
1.2

WNW
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.7

S
0.7

S
0.8

S
0.7

S
0.7

S
0.7

S
0.7

SSW
1.6

WNW
1.8

NW
Period(s) (?)10810101010920191717161615151559
Energy(?)731290809500275421211282251287293326257221224222150528
Wind
(km/h)
20 WNW20
20 WSW20
10 NNW10
15 WSW15
20 WNW20
15 NNW15
10 WNW10
25 WNW25
10 N10
20 WNW20
25 NW25
15 NNW15
10 WSW10
10 W10
10 NW10
15 NW15
30 NW30
20 NNW20
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
offcross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoncross-
on
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)

7:48PM

6:17AM


7:18AM
5:06AM

8:27PM
8:14AM

8:53PM
9:09AM

9:24PM
9:58AM

9:58PM
Low Tide
/ height (m)
12:46PM
11:52PM

1:01AM
1:19PM

1:31AM
1:55PM

2:22AM

2:30PM
3:08AM

3:06PM
12:41PM
3:55AM

3:43PM
4:45AM
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clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
clear
clear
clear
Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
121610121310121210141512131312142010
Low °C
11161011129912810141012131111179
Chill °C (?)
10158111181110812131013121113197
Sunrise
6:22--6:20--6:20--6:18--6:18--6:16--
Sunset
-7:36--7:38--7:39--7:40--7:42--7:40-
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.8

WNW
0.1

SW
2.0

WNW
1.6

WNW
0.9

WSW
0.8

WSW
1.2

WNW
0.6

S
1.0

NW
0.7

S
0.7

S
0.8

S
0.7

S
0.7

S
0.7

S
0.8

WNW
0.2

S
0.5

S
Period (s)101810101313920817171616151591414
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.3

S
0.2

S
0.3

S
0.3

SSW
0.3

S
0.3

S
0.3

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.6

S
0.4

SSW
0.4

SW
0.4

WNW
0.4

WNW
0.5

W
0.6

W
0.7

SSW
0.2

S
0.1

W
Period (s)131313171521201519141211101010151417
Wind waves (m) & direction
1.4

WNW
1.6

W

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-
1.2

WNW
1.5

WNW

-
1.0

WNW
1.0

NW
0.8

WNW
0.8

WNW
0.6

WNW
0.5

NW
0.3

WNW
0.3

W
0.6

W
1.6

WNW
1.8

NW
Period (s)118--1010-98745664759


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.