Santa Barbara County
Wave Heights

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

Tonight<br>Partly cloudy, with a low around 49. West southwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming north northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.
Monday NightMonday Night<br>Mostly clear, with a low around 46. North northeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Tuesday Night
Tuesday Night<br>Mostly clear, with a low around 48. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph in the evening.
Wednesday Night
Wednesday Night<br>Mostly clear, with a low around 49.
Thursday Night
Thursday Night<br>Mostly clear, with a low around 52.
Friday Night
Friday Night<br>Mostly clear, with a low around 52.
Saturday Night
Saturday Night<br>Mostly clear, with a low around 52.
12AM-2mph from the ENE
03AM-3mph from the NE
09AM-2mph from the NW
12PM-4mph from the WNW
03PM-8mph from the WSW
09PM-9mph from the WSW
12AM-15mph from the NW
03AM-11mph from the NNW
09AM-12mph from the NNW
12PM-11mph from the WNW
03PM-14mph from the WNW
09PM-14mph from the NNW
12AM-12mph from the N
03AM-12mph from the N
09AM-7mph from the N
12PM-3mph from the WSW
03PM-3mph from the WSW
09PM-1mph from the WNW
12AM-6mph from the N
03AM-6mph from the N
09AM-6mph from the N
12PM-1mph from the WNW
03PM-1mph from the WNW
09PM-3mph from the NNW
12AM-3mph from the N
03AM-3mph from the N
09AM-3mph from the NE
12PM-4mph from the NNE
03PM-4mph from the NNE
09PM-2mph from the NNW
12AM-5mph from the NNE
03AM-5mph from the NNE
09AM-5mph from the NNE
12PM-5mph from the NE
03PM-5mph from the NE
09PM-3mph from the NNE
12AM-4mph from the NNE
03AM-4mph from the NNE
09AM-4mph from the NNE
12PM-4mph from the ENE
03PM-4mph from the ENE
09PM-2mph from the NW

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