Santa Barbara County
Wave Heights

Near Shore Wave Height Forecast
*Santa Barbara County surf and weather forecast based on Rincon Point

This Afternoon
This Afternoon<br>Rain likely and possibly a thunderstorm.  Cloudy, with a high near 58. Breezy, with a south wind around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%.
WednesdayWednesday<br>Showers likely, mainly between 10am and 4pm, then rain after 4pm.  High near 60. East southeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Thursday<br>Rain and possibly a thunderstorm before 4pm, then scattered showers and thunderstorms after 4pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall.  High near 60. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 100%.
Friday<br>Mostly sunny, with a high near 61.
Saturday<br>Sunny, with a high near 67.
Sunday<br>Sunny, with a high near 66.
M.L.King Day
M.L.King Day<br>Sunny, with a high near 61.
12AM-12mph from the ESE
03AM-11mph from the ESE
09AM-14mph from the ESE
12PM-12mph from the ESE
03PM-15mph from the ESE
09PM-6mph from the SW
12AM-6mph from the ENE
03AM-6mph from the ENE
09AM-7mph from the ENE
12PM-10mph from the ESE
03PM-13mph from the ESE
09PM-9mph from the SSE
12AM-9mph from the S
03AM-9mph from the S
09AM-9mph from the S
12PM-8mph from the SW
03PM-8mph from the SW
09PM-7mph from the WSW
12AM-6mph from the NW
03AM-6mph from the NW
09AM-7mph from the NNW
12PM-5mph from the NNW
03PM-5mph from the NNW
09PM-5mph from the NW
12AM-5mph from the N
03AM-5mph from the N
09AM-4mph from the N
12PM-4mph from the NNE
03PM-4mph from the NNE
09PM-2mph from the WNW
12AM-4mph from the N
03AM-4mph from the N
09AM-3mph from the N
12PM-6mph from the WNW
03PM-6mph from the WNW
09PM-6mph from the NW
12AM-9mph from the N
03AM-9mph from the N
09AM-8mph from the NNW
12PM-8mph from the NNW
03PM-8mph from the NNW
09PM-7mph from the NNW

How this works

This chart shows you 7-days worth of swell/weather/wind information all in place. You have “incoming swell” (in feet) charted by the blue line on the gray graph. You have the weather icons for each day below the graph and you have the wind, speed and direction represented by the directional arrows topped by a blue “wind strength” indicator.

These nearshore wave height forecasts are custom built for each surf region using an average/above-average indicator break as a focal point. These forecasts aren’t just some knock-off of a generic Wavewatch III spectral point being regurgitated, these are true nearshore forecasts that use proprietary algorithms factoring in things like swell windows, island shadowing, bathymetry data, swell-period travel time, and other critical forecast components that tune the nearshore forecast specifically for your region, giving you a good solid overview of incoming swell, weather and wind, so that you can go out and find the best spot to score.

Santa Barbara County Offshore Swell Forecast

How this works

The Offshore Swell Forecast shows you the 7-day forecast starting at the current time and going out from the latest forecast run. Mousing over any part of the graph (any line including the solid shaded area in the background) will pop up a new box near your pointer that shows the DATE/TIME/COMBINED BUOY HEIGHT in the top of the box, and then the specifics of the line you are hovering over like SWELL HEIGHT, SWELL PERIOD, SWELL DIRECTION (both in Simple Compass direction, like Northwest, and specific degrees 308). If you follow the contour of the line you can see hour by hour how that swell behaves over the course of the forecast period.

*Note: clicking on an individual swell in the legend of the chart you can “hide” that data stream making the chart easier to navigate