Santa Barbara Water Temperature

(Today) 2024

13.8°C / 56.8°F

The water will feel cool (fresh). Probably too cold for all but seasoned swimmers. We'd recommend a 4mm or 5mm wetsuit if you want to stay in the water.

Current weather

12°C / 54°F
(overcast clouds)
Partly cloudy
Wind
1 mph
Humidity
90%

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.

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

TueWedThuFriSatSunMon
  • Low 4:14am
    (0m)
  • High 10:21am
    (1.16m)
  • Low 3:37pm
    (0.43m)
  • High 9:53pm
    (1.63m)
  • Low 4:49am
    (-0.06m)
  • High 11:03am
    (1.1m)
  • Low 3:58pm
    (0.52m)
  • High 10:17pm
    (1.66m)
  • Low 5:26am
    (-0.1m)
  • High 11:49am
    (1.03m)
  • Low 4:19pm
    (0.62m)
  • High 10:43pm
    (1.67m)
  • Low 6:08am
    (-0.1m)
  • High 12:43pm
    (0.95m)
  • Low 4:40pm
    (0.71m)
  • High 11:14pm
    (1.66m)
  • Low 6:57am
    (-0.09m)
  • High 1:53pm
    (0.89m)
  • Low 5:00pm
    (0.79m)
  • High 11:51pm
    (1.62m)
  • Low 7:56am
    (-0.06m)
  • High 3:38pm
    (0.87m)
  • Low 5:16pm
    (0.86m)
  • High 12:39am
    (1.55m)
  • Low 9:06am
    (-0.04m)
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.