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4 Mile ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.7
Consistency of Surf: 3.3
Difficulty Level: 3.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.5
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.0

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4 Mile Spot ID

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Type: point

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 14.6 °C

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Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 19:29 Local time
Wave (m) 1.2
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 10
NW 5
NW 5
Wind State cross cross cross-

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4 Mile in Santa Cruz is an exposed point break that has quite reliable surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Ideal winds are from the northeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the west. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. It's often crowded here. Beware of locals and sharks.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

At 4 Mile (0 km).

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4 Mile Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Forrest Lakes Felton wx, 8 km from 4 Mile.


Air temperature
27.6 °C

Current weather near 4 Mile

Buoy Data:

At Monterey Buoy, 19 miles from 4 Mile.

  1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 1.0
Dominant period (s) 8 8 7 8

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Overall 4 Mile Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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4 Mile Location Maps

4 Mile Location Map

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Town and city forecasts close to 4 Mile:


  • The closest passenger airport to 4 Mile is Norman Y Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in USA, 47 km (29 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to 4 Mile is Moffett Federal Afld (Mountain View) Airport (NUQ), also in USA, 49 km (30 miles) away.
  • Third is San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in USA, 73 km (45 miles) away.
  • Metropolitan Oakland International Airport (OAK) in USA is 82 km (51 miles) away.
  • Modesto City Co Harry Sham Airport (MOD), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to 4 Mile and is 128 km (80 miles) away.
4 Mile break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for 4 Mile, CAL - Santa Cruz. Use the tab navigation above to view 4 Mile sea temperature, 4 Mile photographs, 4 Mile detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, 4 Mile webcams, current wind from CAL - Santa Cruz live weather stations and 4 Mile tide predictions. The United States swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United States and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United States wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around 4 Mile.

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.