Santa Barbara Water Temperature

(Today) 2024

14.7°C / 58.4°F

The water will feel medium. The water will feel a bit chilly in just bathers / swimming costume. If you plan on wearing a wetsuit 4/3mm should be thick enough.

*Live data from EAST SANTA BARBARA - 12NM Southwest of Santa Barbara, CA: 16.7°C / 62.1°F

Current weather

19°C / 66°F
(clear sky)
Partly cloudy
Wind
0 mph
Humidity
72%

The measurements for the water temperature in Santa Barbara, California are provided by the daily satellite readings provided by the NOAA. The temperatures given are the sea surface temperature (SST) which is most relevant to recreational users.

*Live data may vary from satellite readings for a number of reasons. These include local factors, depth of smapling and time of day.

Water temp by month

Monthly average max / min water temperatures

The graph below shows the range of monthly Santa Barbara water temperature derived from many years of historical sea surface temperature data.

Santa Barbara average maximum / minimum water temperatures
Maximum and minimum monthly sea temperatures in Santa Barbara
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Min °C 12.3 12.3 11 11.4 11.7 12.3 14.6 15 14.4 14.3 14.1 13.7
Max °C 15.1 15.2 15.4 14.4 14.8 16.9 18.3 18.3 17.8 17.2 16.5 15.5
Min °F 55.3 55.3 53.6 53.7 54.3 56 59.7 60.3 59.3 58.9 58.3 57.4
Max °F 58.1 58.2 58 56.7 57.4 60.6 63.4 63.6 62.7 61.8 60.7 59.2

The warmest water temperature is in August with an average around 61.9°F / 16.6°C. The coldest month is April with an average water temperature of 55.2°F / 12.9°C.


7 day tide forecast for Santa Barbara

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
  • Low 6:34am
    (-0.34m)
  • High 1:24pm
    (1.12m)
  • Low 5:23pm
    (0.82m)
  • High 11:42pm
    (1.85m)
  • Low 7:16am
    (-0.28m)
  • High 2:10pm
    (1.17m)
  • Low 6:28pm
    (0.82m)
  • High 12:33am
    (1.7m)
  • Low 8:00am
    (-0.18m)
  • High 2:57pm
    (1.26m)
  • Low 7:48pm
    (0.8m)
  • High 1:32am
    (1.49m)
  • Low 8:44am
    (-0.04m)
  • High 3:44pm
    (1.37m)
  • Low 9:23pm
    (0.72m)
  • High 2:46am
    (1.26m)
  • Low 9:30am
    (0.13m)
  • High 4:31pm
    (1.51m)
  • Low 11:01pm
    (0.55m)
  • High 4:18am
    (1.07m)
  • Low 10:18am
    (0.3m)
  • High 5:16pm
    (1.66m)
  • Low 12:22am
    (0.31m)
  • High 6:01am
    (0.97m)
  • Low 11:08am
    (0.47m)
  • High 6:01pm
    (1.79m)
7 day tide times for Santa Barbara

*These tide times are estimates based on the nearest accurate location (Santa Barbara, California) and may differ by up to half an hour depending on distance. Please note, the tide times given are not suitable for navigational purposes.