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Indicators ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.0

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Indicators Spot ID

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Type: point

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell WNW | Wind ENE

Sea Temperature Today is: 14.2 °C

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Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 15:42 Local time
Wednesday 25
Wave (m) 3.0
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 15
WNW 20
NW 10
Wind State cross-
cross off

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Indicators in Santa Cruz is a sheltered point break that has reasonably consistent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the east northeast with some shelter here from northwest winds. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the optimum swell angle is from the west northwest. Often Crowded. Overcrowding can even make surfing hazardous.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Santa Cruz, California, 2 km from Indicators.

IS AT (local time)

Indicators Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Santa Cruz, 4 km from Indicators.


Air temperature
13 °C

Current weather near Indicators

Buoy Data:

At Monterey Buoy, 24 miles from Indicators.

  10AM 11AM 12PM 1PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 4.2
Dominant period (s) 13 15 15 15

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Overall Indicators Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November

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Indicators Location Maps

Indicators Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Indicators:

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Wave buoys nearest to Indicators:

Tide stations nearest to Indicators:

  • Closest tide station
    Santa Cruz
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Live Oak
    3 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Rio Del Mar
    7 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    7 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Elkhorn Slough railroad bridge
    16 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Indicators:

  • Closest ski area
    Badger Pass Ski Area (United States)
    139 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Dodge Ridge (United States)
    142 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Bear Valley (United States)
    152 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    China Peak Mountain Resort (United States)
    159 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Kirkwood (United States)
    161 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Indicators:

  • Closest city location
    Santa Cruz (United States)
    2 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Watsonville (United States)
    15 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Los Gatos (United States)
    19 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Saratoga (United States)
    22 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Campbell (United States)
    24 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Indicators is Norman Y Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in USA, 46 km (29 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Indicators is Moffett Federal Afld (Mountain View) Airport (NUQ), also in USA, 51 km (32 miles) away.
  • Third is San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in USA, 80 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 Indicators and is 121 km (75 miles) away.
Indicators break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Indicators, CAL - Santa Cruz. Use the tab navigation above to view Indicators sea temperature, Indicators photographs, Indicators detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Indicators webcams, current wind from CAL - Santa Cruz live weather stations and Indicators 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 Indicators.