Santa Barbara Surf Report

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Friday, February 26th, 7:05am PST
Pacific Buoys Swell Wind Temp
Seal Rocks
 
5.6 ft 10 sec --- 4-6 kt 340° 40.1 °F
Cape Suckling
 
8.9 ft 11 sec 234° --- --- 42.1 °F
Lower Cook Inlet
 
2.3 ft 7 sec 228° --- --- 39.2 °F
CAPE CLEARE
 
7.5 ft 11 sec 217° 16-17 kt 270° 41.9 °F
Fairweather Grounds
 
18.7 ft 12 sec 261° 17-19 kt --- 40.8 °F
SHELIKOF STRAIT, AK
 
3.6 ft 5 sec 228° 16-21 kt 240° 37.0 °F
Kodiak, AK
 
7.9 ft 10 sec 202° --- --- 40.1 °F
WESTERN GULF OF ALASKA
 
11.2 ft 8 sec 246° 23-27 kt 260° 39.6 °F
ALBATROSS BANK
 
13.5 ft 11 sec 242° 23-29 kt 250° 40.5 °F
SOUTHEAST BERING SEA
 
7.5 ft 10 sec 186° 8-10 kt 350° 37.9 °F
WESTERN ALEUTIANS
 
13.5 ft 11 sec 225° --- --- ---
Angeles Point, WA
 
7.5 ft 11 sec 295° --- --- 45.5 °F
Grays Harbor, WA
 
21.0 ft 17 sec 289° --- --- 47.1 °F
Clatsop Spit, OR
 
17.4 ft 10 sec 278° --- --- 45.5 °F
Astoria Canyon, OR
 
26.9 ft 18 sec 320° --- --- 48.2 °F
UMPQUA OFFSHORE, OR
 
18.0 ft 17 sec 317° --- --- 49.8 °F
Humboldt Bay, North Spit, CA
 
8.5 ft 13 sec 316° --- --- 49.8 °F
SOUTHEAST PAPA
 
--- --- --- 12-16 kt 330° 55.9 °F
EEL RIVER
 
--- --- --- 14-17 kt 350° 49.5 °F
Cape Mendocino, CA
 
8.2 ft 13 sec 305° --- --- 49.5 °F
PT ARENA
 
--- --- --- 23-29 kt 330° ---
WEST CALIFORNIA
 
--- --- --- 17-21 kt 340° 54.5 °F
Point Reyes, CA
 
13.5 ft 9 sec 325° --- --- 50.5 °F
San Francisco Bar, CA
 
6.9 ft 10 sec 286° --- --- 52.0 °F
SAN FRANCISCO
 
--- --- --- 25-33 kt 320° 50.9 °F
HALF MOON BAY
 
--- --- --- 27-35 kt 330° ---
Point Santa Cruz, CA
 
4.3 ft 13 sec 236° --- --- 52.0 °F
MONTEREY
 
--- --- --- 27-33 kt 330° 52.0 °F
MBM1
 
--- --- --- 8 kt 330° 51.1 °F
West Monterey Bay, CA
 
12.1 ft 11 sec 310° --- --- 52.2 °F
Cabrillo Point, Monterey Bay, CA
 
5.9 ft 10 sec 343° --- --- 54.0 °F
Point Sur, CA
 
11.8 ft 10 sec 307° --- --- 51.3 °F
CAPE SAN MARTIN
 
--- --- --- 27-33 kt 330° ---
Diablo Canyon, CA
 
7.2 ft 10 sec 290° --- --- 50.9 °F
SANTA MARIA
 
--- --- --- 17-21 kt 320° 54.7 °F
Santa Lucia Escarpment, CA
 
12.1 ft 11 sec 315° --- --- 54.1 °F
Harvest, CA
 
10.8 ft 11 sec 310° --- --- 54.0 °F
WEST SANTA BARBARA
 
--- --- --- 21-25 kt 310° ---
EAST SANTA BARBARA
 
--- --- --- 0-2 kt --- 54.5 °F
Topanga Nearshore, CA
 
1.3 ft 13 sec 212° --- --- 56.7 °F
Santa Monica Bay, CA
 
2.0 ft 13 sec 235° --- --- 56.7 °F
Santa Cruz Basin, CA
 
3.6 ft 10 sec 286° --- --- 56.1 °F
Santa Monica Basin
 
--- --- --- 8-10 kt 320° ---
Long Beach Channel, CA
 
2.0 ft 13 sec 248° --- --- 57.9 °F
San Pedro, CA
 
2.6 ft 14 sec 255° --- --- 57.7 °F
San Pedro South, CA
 
2.0 ft 13 sec 271° --- --- 57.0 °F
San Nicolas Island, CA
 
7.2 ft 11 sec 303° --- --- 56.3 °F
Oceanside Offshore, CA
 
2.3 ft 13 sec 205° --- --- 57.7 °F
Del Mar Nearshore, CA
 
2.6 ft 6 sec 278° --- --- 57.4 °F
Torrey Pines Outer, CA
 
3.0 ft 13 sec 260° --- --- 58.5 °F
SCRIPPS Nearshore, CA
 
2.6 ft 12 sec 291° --- --- 57.7 °F
Mission Bay West, CA
 
3.6 ft 11 sec 289° --- --- 58.5 °F
Imperial Beach Nearshore, CA
 
3.3 ft 8 sec 283° --- --- 58.5 °F
Point Loma South, CA
 
3.6 ft 13 sec 216° --- --- 58.3 °F
SAN CLEMENTE BASIN
 
--- --- --- 4-6 kt --- ---
TANNER BANK
 
--- --- --- 12-14 kt 330° ---
NORTHWESTERN HAWAII ONE
 
--- --- --- 21-27 kt 90° 75.0 °F
NORTHWESTERN HAWAII TWO
 
--- --- --- 23-29 kt 90° 75.0 °F
NORTHERN HAWAII ONE
 
--- --- --- 23-29 kt 70° 74.3 °F
WHOTS
 
--- --- --- --- --- 75.2 °F
Kaneohe Bay, HI
 
11.2 ft 11 sec 64° --- --- 75.9 °F
Kaneohe Bay, WETS, HI
 
10.5 ft 11 sec 67° --- --- 75.6 °F
Mokapu Point, HI
 
11.8 ft 10 sec 63° --- --- 76.3 °F
Barbers Point, Kalaeloa, HI
 
4.9 ft 8 sec 162° --- --- 76.6 °F
Pearl Harbor Entrance, HI
 
5.9 ft 8 sec 149° --- --- 76.5 °F
Pauwela, Maui, HI
 
10.8 ft 11 sec 62° --- --- 75.9 °F
Hilo, Hawaii, HI
 
11.8 ft 11 sec --- --- --- 75.6 °F
WESTERN HAWAII
 
--- --- --- 14-19 kt --- 76.8 °F
SOUTHEAST HAWAII
 
--- --- --- 21-27 kt 80° 75.4 °F
SOUTHWEST HAWAII
 
--- --- --- 23-29 kt 80° 76.6 °F
Tanapag, Saipan, NMI
 
6.2 ft 8 sec 45° --- --- 82.9 °F
Ritidian Point, Guam
 
5.9 ft 8 sec 39° --- --- 82.2 °F
Aunuu, American Samoa
 
7.5 ft 14 sec --- --- --- 84.0 °F
Buoy data courtesy of NOAA and CDIP
 

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FZUS56 KLOX 261038 CWFLOX Coastal Waters Forecast National Weather Service Los Angeles/Oxnard CA 238 AM PST Fri Feb 26 2021 Point Piedras Blancas to San Mateo Point CA out 60 NM including the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary 238 AM PST Fri Feb 26 2021 .Synopsis for the southern California coast and Santa Barbara Channel including the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and National Park...at 10Z, or 2 AM PST, a 1040 MB surface high was centered 1000 NM northwest of Point Conception, and a weak thermal trough was over the Southern California Bight. The pattern will not change much through Saturday, then strong high pressure will develop over the Great Basin Saturday night through Sunday morning.




Point Piedras Blancas to Point Sal westward out to 10 NM-
238 AM PST Fri Feb 26 2021

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...

TODAY
N winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming NW 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt in the afternoon. Combined seas 7 to 9 ft dominant period 11 seconds, building to 9 to 10 ft dominant period 10 seconds in the afternoon.

TONIGHT
NW winds 15 to 25 kt in the evening, becoming 10 to 20 kt. Combined seas 10 to 13 ft dominant period 11 seconds.

SAT
N winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt, becoming NW 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt in the afternoon. Combined seas 11 to 14 ft dominant period 12 seconds.

SAT NIGHT
NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt in the evening, becoming N 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Combined seas 10 to 13 ft dominant period 13 seconds, subsiding to 8 to 11 ft dominant period 13 seconds after midnight.

SUN
N winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 7 to 9 ft at 13 seconds.

SUN NIGHT
NW winds 10 to 15 kt in the evening, becoming variable 10 kt or less. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 6 to 8 ft at 13 seconds.

MON
NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 5 to 6 ft.

TUE
N winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 6 to 8 ft.




Point Piedras Blancas to Point Sal from 10 to 60 NM-
238 AM PST Fri Feb 26 2021

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING...

TODAY
NW winds 15 to 25 kt with local gusts to 35 kt, becoming 20 to 30 kt with local gusts to 40 kt in the afternoon. Strongest western portion. Combined seas 9 to 11 ft dominant period 11 seconds, building to 11 to 12 ft dominant period 10 seconds in the afternoon.

TONIGHT
NW winds 20 to 30 kt with local gusts to 40 kt. Strongest western portion. Combined seas 13 to 16 ft dominant period 11 seconds. Patchy dense fog with vsby 1 nm or less after midnight.

SAT
NW winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts to 40 kt. Strongest western portion. Combined seas 14 to 17 ft dominant period 12 seconds. Patchy dense fog with vsby 1 nm or less in the morning.

SAT NIGHT
NW winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts to 40 kt, becoming N 15 to 25 kt after midnight. Strongest western portion. Combined seas 12 to 15 ft dominant period 13 seconds.

SUN
N winds 15 to 20 kt with local gusts to 25 kt, becoming 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. NW swell 9 to 11 ft at 13 seconds.

SUN NIGHT
NW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming N 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 8 to 9 ft at 13 seconds, subsiding to 7 ft at 13 seconds after midnight.

MON
NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 5 to 6 ft.

TUE
N winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. NW swell 6 to 8 ft.




Waters from Pt. Sal to Santa Cruz Island CA and westward 60 nm including San Miguel and Santa Rosa Islands- 238 AM PST Fri Feb 26 2021

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING...

TODAY
NW winds 15 to 25 kt with local gusts to 30 kt, becoming 20 to 30 kt with local gusts to 40 kt in the afternoon. Strongest northwestern portion. Combined seas 9 to 11 ft dominant period 11 seconds.

TONIGHT
NW winds 25 to 35 kt becoming 20 to 30 kt after midnight. Combined seas 11 to 14 ft dominant period 11 seconds. Patchy dense fog with vsby 1 nm or less after midnight.

SAT
NW winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts to 40 kt. Strongest northwestern portion. Combined seas 12 to 15 ft dominant period 12 seconds. Patchy dense fog with vsby 1 nm or less in the morning.

SAT NIGHT
NW winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts to 40 kt, becoming N 15 to 25 kt after midnight. Combined seas 11 to 13 ft dominant period 13 seconds, subsiding to 9 to 12 ft dominant period 13 seconds after midnight.

SUN
N winds 15 to 20 kt with local gusts to 25 kt, becoming NW 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. NW swell 8 to 10 ft at 13 seconds.

SUN NIGHT
NW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming N 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 8 to 9 ft at 13 seconds, subsiding to 6 to 7 ft at 13 seconds after midnight.

MON
NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 5 to 6 ft.

TUE
NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 6 to 8 ft.




Outer waters from Santa Cruz Island to San Clemente Island to 60 NM offshore including San Nicolas and Santa Barbara Islands- 238 AM PST Fri Feb 26 2021

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING...

TODAY
NW winds 15 to 25 kt with local gusts to 35 kt. Strongest NW of San Nicolas Island. Combined seas 7 to 9 ft dominant period 12 seconds.

TONIGHT
NW winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts to 35 kt. Strongest NW of San Nicolas Island. Combined seas 8 to 11 ft dominant period 11 seconds.

SAT
NW winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts to 40 kt. Strongest NW of San Nicolas Island. Combined seas 9 to 12 ft dominant period 12 seconds. Patchy dense fog with vsby 1 nm or less in the morning.

SAT NIGHT
NW winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts to 40 kt, becoming N 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt after midnight. Strongest NW of San Nicolas Island. Combined seas 8 to 11 ft dominant period 13 seconds.

SUN
NE winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt, becoming 10 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt in the afternoon. Combined seas 7 to 9 ft dominant period 13 seconds.

SUN NIGHT
N winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 6 to 8 ft at 13 seconds, subsiding to 4 to 6 ft at 13 seconds after midnight.

MON
NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 4 to 6 ft.

TUE
NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 5 to 7 ft.




East Santa Barbara Channel from Pt. Conception to Pt. Mugu CA including Santa Cruz Island- 238 AM PST Fri Feb 26 2021

TODAY
N winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming W 15 to 25 kt with local gusts to 30 kt in the afternoon. Strongest western portion. Combined seas 3 to 5 ft dominant period 12 seconds, building to 5 to 7 ft dominant period 12 seconds in the afternoon.

TONIGHT
Western portion, NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Eastern portion, NW winds 10 to 15 kt becoming 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Combined seas 6 to 8 ft dominant period 11 seconds.

SAT
Western portion, NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Eastern portion, N winds 5 to 10 kt becoming NW 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Combined seas 6 to 8 ft dominant period 12 seconds.

SAT NIGHT
NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt, becoming N 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Strongest western portion. Combined seas 5 to 7 ft dominant period 13 seconds.

SUN
Eastern portion, NE winds 20 to 25 kt becoming 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Western portion, NW winds 5 to 10 kt becoming SW 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 3 to 5 ft at 13 seconds.

SUN NIGHT
NW 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 13 seconds.

MON
W winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 ft.

TUE
NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 5 ft.




Inner waters from Point Mugu to San Mateo Pt. CA including Santa Catalina and Anacapa Islands- 238 AM PST Fri Feb 26 2021

TODAY
NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 4 ft at 13 seconds.

TONIGHT
W winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming N 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 4 ft at 11 seconds. Patchy dense fog with vsby 1 nm or less after midnight.

SAT
N winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NW 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 5 ft at 11 seconds. Patchy dense fog with vsby 1 nm or less in the morning.

SAT NIGHT
NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt, becoming NE 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt after midnight. Strongest western portion. Combined seas 4 to 5 ft dominant period 13 seconds.

SUN
NE winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt, becoming 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Combined seas 4 to 5 ft dominant period 13 seconds.

SUN NIGHT
N winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 4 ft at 13 seconds.

MON
W winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 3 ft.

TUE
W winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 4 ft.




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