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Southern California Swell Model
Santa Barbara Tide Forecast
Tide Forecast
NOAA Buoy Observations
Station Name Swell Wind Water Temp
Monterey16.7 ft16 secWNW (300°)14 - 17kts56F
Point Sur17.4 ft15 sec----57F
Santa Maria14.8 ft15 secNW (320°)16 - 19kts58F
Harvest Buoy15.4 ft17 sec----60F
West Santa Barbara16.1 ft--NNW (330°)19 - 25kts58F
East Santa Barbara9.5 ft15 secW (280°)17 - 21kts61F
Anacapa Passage6.6 ft13 sec----61F
S. Santa Rosa Island14.8 ft16 secNW (320°)12 - 16kts58F
Santa Cruz Basin8.2 ft14 sec----61F
Santa Monica Basin6.6 ft16 secSW (220°)8 - 12kts61F
San Pedro6.9 ft15 sec----61F
Oceanside4.3 ft14 sec----62F
Torrey Pines7.9 ft17 sec----62F
La Jolla4.6 ft15 secSE (130°)4--
Point Loma9.2 ft17 sec----62F
Source: phpBuoy - version 2.0 released
Current Wind Observations
LocationWindAir TempUpdated
VandenburgN 8 MPH53.6 F 04:18 PST
Vandenburg South
Pt. ArguelloN 29 MPH55.4 F 04:00 PST
El CapitanNW 12 MPH58.3 F 03:59 PST
Ellwood
The Mesa
MontecitoNNE 2 MPH54.0 F 04:07 PST
CarpinteriaNNE 2 MPH52.7 F 03:59 PST
Oxnard AirportNE 7 MPH57.2 F 04:40 PST
Leo CarrilloNNW 6 MPH55.0 F 03:55 PST
ZumaWNW 2 MPH55.0 F 04:35 PST
Malibu Hills
Source: MesoWest
NE Pacific Satellite Infrared
NOAA Southern California Surf Zone Forecast
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Surf Zone Forecast
National Weather Service Los Angeles/Oxnard
210 AM PST Fri Jan 19 2018

* Swimmers are urged to use caution at all times and stay near lifeguards.
Rip Current Risk categories: 
Low: Life threatening rip currents are unlikely but still could occur.
Moderate: Life threatening rip currents are possible.
High: Life threatening rip currents are likely.


CAZ039-200015-
Santa Barbara County South Coast-
210 AM PST Fri Jan 19 2018

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT THROUGH 9 PM SATURDAY...

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK...

.TODAY...

Surf Height...................4-6 FT. Local sets to 8 FT.
Rip Current Risk..............High*.
Water Temp....................60-62 degrees.
Lightning Potential...........None expected.
Tides.........................Low Tide....2.1 FT at 04:05 AM PST.
                              High Tide...5.2 FT at 10:08 AM PST.
                              Low Tide....-0.3 FT at 05:23 PM PST.

Remarks...West swell.

.SATURDAY...

Surf Height...................3-5 FT. Local sets to 6 FT.
Rip Current Risk..............High*.
Water Temp....................60-62 degrees.
Lightning Potential...........None expected.
Tides.........................High Tide...3.7 FT at 12:00 AM PST.
                              Low Tide....2.2 FT at 04:47 AM PST.
                              High Tide...4.9 FT at 10:43 AM PST.
                              Low Tide....-0.1 FT at 05:55 PM PST.

Remarks...West swell.

$$


Source: NOAA
East Santa Barbara Channel Coastal Waters Forecast (PZ 650)
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Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Los Angeles/Oxnard CA
301 AM PST Fri Jan 19 2018

Point Piedras Blancas to San Mateo Point CA out 60 NM including the
Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary


PZZ650-191745-
East Santa Barbara Channel from Pt. Conception to Pt. Mugu CA
including Santa Cruz Island-
301 AM PST Fri Jan 19 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY
EVENING...

.TODAY...W to NW winds 15 to 25 kt, becoming 20 to 30 kt with gusts
to 35 kt in the afternoon. Combined seas 10 to 13 ft dominant period
17 seconds. Slight chance of showers in the morning.
.TONIGHT...W to NW winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts to 35 kt.
Combined seas 8 to 11 ft dominant period 15 seconds.
.SAT...W to NW winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts to 35 kt.
Combined seas 7 to 10 ft dominant period 14 seconds.
.SAT NIGHT...NW winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts to 35 kt in the evening,
becoming 10 to 20 kt. Combined seas 7 to 9 ft dominant period 14 
seconds, subsiding to 5 to 7 ft dominant period 14 seconds after 
midnight. 
.SUN...N winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming W 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon.
Wind waves 2 ft. W swell 5 to 7 ft at 13 seconds. 
.SUN NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming N 5 to 10 kt after 
midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 5 ft at 12 seconds. 
.MON...N winds 5 to 10 kt early, becoming W to NW 10 to 20 kt. Wind 
waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 3 to 5 ft.
.TUE...W to NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft. W swell 3 to 5 ft.

$$


Source: NOAA
Waters Forecast from Pt. Sal to Santa Cruz Island and Westward 60 NM (PZ 673)
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Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Los Angeles/Oxnard CA
301 AM PST Fri Jan 19 2018

Point Piedras Blancas to San Mateo Point CA out 60 NM including the
Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary


PZZ673-191745-
Waters from Pt. Sal to Santa Cruz Island CA and westward 60 nm
including San Miguel and Santa Rosa Islands-
301 AM PST Fri Jan 19 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON PST TODAY...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON PST TODAY THROUGH SATURDAY 
EVENING...

.TODAY...NW winds 15 to 25 kt, becoming 20 to 30 kt with gusts to
35 kt in the afternoon. Combined seas 15 to 18 ft dominant period 16
seconds. Slight chance of showers. 
.TONIGHT...NW winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts to 35 kt. Combined seas 
14 to 16 ft dominant period 15 seconds. Slight chance of showers. 
.SAT...NW winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts to 35 kt. Combined seas 13 to
15 ft dominant period 14 seconds, subsiding to 11 to 13 ft dominant 
period 14 seconds in the afternoon. 
.SAT NIGHT...NW winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts to 35 kt, becoming 10 
to 20 kt late. Combined seas 11 to 13 ft dominant period 14 seconds, 
subsiding to 7 to 9 ft dominant period 14 seconds late.
.SUN...NW to N winds 10 to 20 kt with local gusts to 25 kt.
Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. NW swell 7 to 9 ft at 13 seconds.
.SUN NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 20 kt with local gusts to 25 kt. Wind 
waves 2 to 4 ft. NW swell 7 to 9 ft at 12 seconds. Slight chance of 
rain after midnight. 
.MON...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Combined seas 9 to 12 ft. 
.TUE...NW winds 10 to 20 kt with local gusts to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 
to 4 ft. NW swell 7 to 9 ft. 

$$


Source: NOAA
Outer Waters Forecast from Santa Cruz Island to San Clemente Island to 60 NM Offshore (PZ 676)
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Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Los Angeles/Oxnard CA
301 AM PST Fri Jan 19 2018

Point Piedras Blancas to San Mateo Point CA out 60 NM including the
Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary


PZZ676-191745-
Outer waters from Santa Cruz Island to San Clemente Island to 60 NM
offshore including San Nicolas and Santa Barbara Islands-
301 AM PST Fri Jan 19 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON PST TODAY...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON PST TODAY THROUGH SATURDAY 
EVENING...

.TODAY...NW winds 15 to 25 kt, becoming 20 to 30 kt with gusts to 35
kt in the afternoon. Combined seas 14 to 17 ft dominant period 16 
seconds. Slight chance of showers. 
.TONIGHT...NW winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts to 35 kt.
Combined seas 13 to 16 ft dominant period 15 seconds. Slight chance 
of showers after midnight. 
.SAT...NW winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts to 35 kt. Combined seas 12 to
15 ft dominant period 14 seconds, subsiding to 10 to 13 ft dominant 
period 14 seconds in the afternoon. 
.SAT NIGHT...NW winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts to 35 kt, becoming 15 
to 25 kt late. Combined seas 8 to 10 ft dominant period 14 seconds.
.SUN...NW winds 10 to 20 kt with local gusts to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 
to 4 ft. NW swell 7 to 9 ft at 13 seconds.
.SUN NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 20 kt with local gusts to 25 kt. 
Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. NW swell 7 to 9 ft at 12 seconds.
.MON...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Combined seas 8 to 11 ft. 
.TUE...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Combined seas 7 to 9 ft.


$$


Source: NOAA
Inner Waters Forecast from Pt. Mugu to San Mateo Pt. (PZ 655)
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Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Los Angeles/Oxnard CA
301 AM PST Fri Jan 19 2018

Point Piedras Blancas to San Mateo Point CA out 60 NM including the
Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary


PZZ655-191745-
Inner waters from Point Mugu to San Mateo Pt. CA including Santa
Catalina and Anacapa Islands-
301 AM PST Fri Jan 19 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY
EVENING...

.TODAY...SE winds 5 to 10 kt early, becoming W to NW winds 15 to 25 
kt this morning, then increasing to 20 to 30 kt with gusts to 35 kt
in the afternoon. Strongest western portion. Combined seas 6 to 8 ft
dominant period 16 seconds, building to 8 to 11 ft dominant period
of 16 seconds later this morning. Slight chance of showers.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts to 35 kt. Combined seas 7
to 10 ft dominant period 15 seconds. Slight chance of showers.
.SAT...NW winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts to 35 kt. Combined seas 6 to 
9 ft dominant period 14 seconds.
.SAT NIGHT...NW to N winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts to 35 kt in the 
evening, becoming 10 to 20 kt. Combined seas 6 to 8 ft dominant 
period 14 seconds. 
.SUN...N winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming W 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon.
Wind waves 2 ft. W swell 4 to 6 ft at 13 seconds. 
.SUN NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt in the evening, becoming variable 
10 kt or less. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 5 ft at 12 
seconds.
.MON...Winds variable 10 kt or less early, becoming W to NW
10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 3 to 5 ft. 
.TUE...W to NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft. W swell 2 to 4 
ft. 

$$



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