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Santa Barbara County
5-Day Surf and Weather Forecast



Thursday

2-3 ft

Friday

2-3+ ft

Saturday

3-4 ft

Sunday

0-1ft

Monday

1-2ft

Tuesday

1+ft

Wednesday

0-1ft
Thursday
2-3ft
Sunny
75
Thu, August 21 - rideable
knee to waist high with occasional chest high sets.
Summary:

A quickly building tropical S swell (175-185) will begin to arrive on Thursday as new energy from TS Lowell begins to hit the area. The tropical energy will be mixing with a blend of smaller S and SW swells (180-190 and 200-220) as well as some background NW windswell (290-300). KEEP IN MIND THAT FORECASTED WAVE HEIGHTS ARE ONLY FOR NON-SHADOWED S FACING SPOTS.

Swell/Tide/Wind Details
Weather: Low: 59 --

Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a low around 59. West southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

1
1mph from the SSW
01AM
1
1mph from the WSW
04AM
1
1mph from the ESE
07AM
1
1mph from the SE
10AM
7
7mph from the SW
01PM
8
8mph from the WSW
04PM
8
8mph from the WSW
07PM
3
3mph from the WSW
10PM
Tides: 02:31 am (0.13ft) 09:00 am (4ft) 01:54 pm (2.26ft) 08:01 pm (5.58ft)
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Friday
2-3+ft
Patchy Fog
59
Fri, August 22 - playful
knee to waist high with occasional shoulder high sets.
Summary:

Tropical S swell (180-190) continues to build on Friday, with consistent surf already showing in the morning and bigger waves hitting the good tropical S facing breaks by the afternoon. We will also have some S and SW swell (180-220) moving in from the Southern Hemi and NW windswell (290-300) from our local waters. Expect the biggest waves at beaches with great S exposure and even larger waves at spots that can focus medium-period tropical energy.

Swell/Tide/Wind Details
Weather: Low: 74 High: 59

Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a low around 59. West southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

1
1mph from the SSE
01AM
2
2mph from the ESE
04AM
1
1mph from the ENE
07AM
1
1mph from the SE
10AM
8
8mph from the SW
01PM
8
8mph from the WSW
04PM
7
7mph from the WSW
07PM
7
7mph from the WSW
10PM
Tides: 03:04 am (0.07ft) 09:28 am (4.13ft) 02:31 pm (2.07ft) 08:37 pm (5.64ft)
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Saturday
3-4ft
Patchy Fog
58
Sat, August 23 - playful
waist to shoulder high with occasional shoulder high sets.
Summary:

Current forecasts have the tropical S-SSW swell (180-200) peaking on Saturday, as well as shifting slightly to the SSW in relation to Lowells movement track. Look for additional S-SW swells (180-220) to continue to gain some strength in the background while NW windswell (290-300) stays steady throughout the day.

Swell/Tide/Wind Details
Weather: Low: 73 High: 58

Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a low around 58. West southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

1
1mph from the WSW<br><b>(side-onshore)</b>
01AM
1
1mph from the WSW<br><b>(side-onshore)</b>
04AM
2
2mph from the ESE<br><b>(onshore)</b>
07AM
2
2mph from the ESE<br><b>(onshore)</b>
10AM
8
8mph from the SSW<br><b>(onshore)</b>
01PM
8
8mph from the SSW<br><b>(onshore)</b>
04PM
5
5mph from the SW<br><b>(onshore)</b>
07PM
5
5mph from the SW<br><b>(onshore)</b>
10PM
Tides: 03:33 am (0.07ft) 09:53 am (4.27ft) 03:05 pm (1.87ft) 09:10 pm (5.64ft)
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Sunday
0-1ft
Patchy Fog
58
Sun, August 24 -
Summary:

Small West-Northwest med-period swell in the water and South windswell in the water

Swell/Tide/Wind Details
Weather: Low: 75 High: 59

Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 58.

0
0mph from the NE<br><b>(offshore)</b>
01AM
0
0mph from the NE<br><b>(offshore)</b>
04AM
1
1mph from the E<br><b>(side-shore)</b>
07AM
1
1mph from the E<br><b>(side-shore)</b>
10AM
9
9mph from the WSW<br><b>(side-onshore)</b>
01PM
9
9mph from the WSW<br><b>(side-onshore)</b>
04PM
9
9mph from the WSW<br><b>(side-onshore)</b>
07PM
9
9mph from the WSW<br><b>(side-onshore)</b>
10PM
Tides: 03:59 am (0.13ft) 10:16 am (4.36ft) 03:37 pm (1.71ft) 09:41 pm (5.58ft)
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Monday
1-2ft
Patchy Fog
59
Mon, August 25 -
Summary:

Small West wind swell building plus Southwest windswell steady

Swell/Tide/Wind Details
Weather: Low: 75 High: 59

Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 59.

2
2mph from the NW<br><b>(offshore)</b>
01AM
2
2mph from the NW<br><b>(offshore)</b>
04AM
1
1mph from the ENE<br><b>(side-offshore)</b>
07AM
1
1mph from the ENE<br><b>(side-offshore)</b>
10AM
9
9mph from the WSW<br><b>(side-onshore)</b>
01PM
9
9mph from the WSW<br><b>(side-onshore)</b>
04PM
9
9mph from the WSW<br><b>(side-onshore)</b>
07PM
9
9mph from the WSW<br><b>(side-onshore)</b>
10PM
Tides: 04:24 am (0.23ft) 10:39 am (4.49ft) 04:10 pm (1.57ft) 10:13 pm (5.45ft)
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Tuesday

Extended Automated Forecast
**For more detail visit spot specific forecasts**
1+ft
Patchy Fog
60
Tue, August 26 -
Summary:

Small Steep angle West wind swell on the rise and Southwest medium period swell steady .

Swell/Tide/Wind Details
Weather: Low: 76 High: 60

Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 60.

1
1mph from the ESE<br><b>(onshore)</b>
01AM
1
1mph from the ESE<br><b>(onshore)</b>
04AM
1
1mph from the NE<br><b>(offshore)</b>
07AM
1
1mph from the NE<br><b>(offshore)</b>
10AM
7
7mph from the WSW<br><b>(side-onshore)</b>
01PM
7
7mph from the WSW<br><b>(side-onshore)</b>
04PM
7
7mph from the WSW<br><b>(side-onshore)</b>
07PM
7
7mph from the WSW<br><b>(side-onshore)</b>
10PM
Tides: 04:48 am (0.39ft) 11:03 am (4.63ft) 04:44 pm (1.48ft) 10:45 pm (5.18ft)
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Wednesday
0-1ft
Patchy Fog
Wed, August 27 -
Summary:

Small Steep angle West wind swell fading .

Swell/Tide/Wind Details
Weather: Low: 77 High: 61

Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 77.

2
2mph from the ENE<br><b>(side-offshore)</b>
01AM
2
2mph from the ENE<br><b>(side-offshore)</b>
04AM
2
2mph from the NE<br><b>(offshore)</b>
07AM
2
2mph from the NE<br><b>(offshore)</b>
10AM
5
5mph from the S<br><b>(onshore)</b>
01PM
5
5mph from the S<br><b>(onshore)</b>
04PM
5
5mph from the SSW<br><b>(onshore)</b>
07PM
5
5mph from the SSW<br><b>(onshore)</b>
10PM
Tides: 05:12 am (0.62ft) 11:29 am (4.72ft) 05:21 pm (1.44ft) 11:19 pm (4.86ft)
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