Sea Temperature

Santa Barbara Sea Temperature

(Today) Aug 2018

21.1°C / 70°F

Current weather

20°C / 68°F

Partly cloudy

3 mph



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.

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.

Maximum and minimum monthly sea temperatures in Santa Barbara
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Min °C 12.4 12.4 11.1 11.6 11.8 12.4 14.8 15.1 14.5 14.5 14.1 13.8
Max °C 15.2 15.3 15.7 14.7 14.9 17.2 18.6 18.5 18.1 17.4 16.7 15.6
Min °F 55.4 55.4 53.8 54.1 54.4 56.2 60.2 60.5 59.5 59.2 58.4 57.6
Max °F 58.2 58.3 58.4 57.2 57.5 61 64 63.9 63.1 62.1 61 59.4

7 day tide forecast for Santa Barbara

  • Low 06:36am
  • High 01:04pm
  • Low 06:52pm
  • High 12:48am
  • Low 07:18am
  • High 01:52pm
  • Low 08:01pm
  • High 01:51am
  • Low 08:03am
  • High 02:45pm
  • Low 09:22pm
  • High 03:13am
  • Low 08:55am
  • High 03:44pm
  • Low 10:53pm
  • High 05:01am
  • Low 10:00am
  • High 04:48pm
  • Low 12:14am
  • High 06:47am
  • Low 11:16am
  • High 05:50pm
  • Low 01:16am
  • High 07:57am
  • Low 12:26pm
  • High 06:43pm

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

Average August sea temperatures

  • Max: 18.5°C / 65.3°F
  • Avg: 16.8°C / 62.2°F
  • Min: 15.1°C / 59.2°F
Santa Barbara average sea temperature chart

These average ocean temperatures for Santa Barbara are calculated from several years of archived data.

Map showing location of Santa Barbara (34.420830, -119.698190)

Locations nearby


Whilst sea temperatures for Santa Barbara are as accurate as current data allows, there may be slight local and regional variations depending on conditions. Time of day and wind direction may have a temporary local effect as can water flows from neraby rivers.

Alternate names for Santa Barbara
Barbaropolis, La Laguna de la Concepcion *, SBA, Santa Barbara, Santa Barmpara, Santa Bàrbara, Santa Bárbara, Santa-Barbara, Santabarbara, saentababeola, samta barbara, santa barbara, santababara, sheng ba ba la, snta barbara kalyfrnya, snth brbrh, syanta barbara, Σάντα Μπάρμπαρα, Санта Барбара, Санта-Барбара, סנטה ברברה, سانتا باربارا, سانٹا باربرا, سنتا باربارا، کالیفرنیا, सँटा बार्बरा, स्यान्टा बार्बरा, แซนตาบาร์บารา, サンタバーバラ, 圣巴巴拉, 샌타바버라

Santa Barbara average sea temperature chart