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Beer Can Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.7

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Beer Can Beach Spot ID

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SSW | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 12.9 °C

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Tuesday, 24 April 2018, 16:12 Local time
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Period (s) - - 13 13
Wind (km/h) 10
WSW 10
WSW 5
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Wind State cross-
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Beer Can Beach in Santa Cruz is a fairly exposed point break that has pretty consitent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the northwest. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west. The beach break provides left and right handers. Best around high tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Beware of sharks ,rocks and rips.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Live Oak, 3 km from Beer Can Beach.

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Beer Can Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Santa Cruz, 1 km from Beer Can Beach.

light winds from the SE

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Current weather near Beer Can Beach

Buoy Data:

At Cabrillo Point, Monterey Bay, CA, 24 miles from Beer Can Beach.

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Data Age 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr 0 hr
Wave height (m) 0.8
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Dominant period (s) 11 12 17 13

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Overall Beer Can Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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  • The closest passenger airport to Beer Can Beach is Norman Y Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in USA, 44 km (27 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Beer Can Beach is Moffett Federal Afld (Mountain View) Airport (NUQ), also in USA, 50 km (31 miles) away.
  • Third is San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in USA, 81 km (50 miles) away.
  • Metropolitan Oakland International Airport (OAK) in USA is 87 km (54 miles) away.
  • Modesto City Co Harry Sham Airport (MOD), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Beer Can Beach and is 115 km (71 miles) away.
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