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Manresa State Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 3.3

Overall: 3.1

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Manresa State Beach

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Type: beach

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 13.6 °C

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Friday, 16 November 2018, 18:58 Local time
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Wave (m) 1.7
Period (s) 14 14 13 13
Wind (km/h) 5
NE 5
WSW 10
Wind State off glass cross-

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Manresa State Beach in Santa Cruz is an exposed beach break that has consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Aptos, 5 km from Manresa State Beach.

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Manresa State Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At La Selva Beach, 1 km from Manresa State Beach.


Air temperature
13 °C

Current weather near Manresa State Beach

Buoy Data:

At Cabrillo Point, Monterey Bay, CA, 21 miles from Manresa State Beach.

  2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.0
Dominant period (s) 13 13 12 13

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Overall Manresa State Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November

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  • The closest passenger airport to Manresa State Beach is Norman Y Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in USA, 48 km (30 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Manresa State Beach is Moffett Federal Afld (Mountain View) Airport (NUQ), also in USA, 56 km (35 miles) away.
  • Third is San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in USA, 88 km (55 miles) away.
  • Metropolitan Oakland International Airport (OAK) in USA is 93 km (58 miles) away.
  • Modesto City Co Harry Sham Airport (MOD), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Manresa State Beach and is 112 km (70 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Manresa State Beach, CAL - Santa Cruz. Use the tab navigation above to view Manresa State Beach sea temperature, Manresa State Beach photographs, Manresa State Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Manresa State Beach webcams, current wind from CAL - Santa Cruz live weather stations and Manresa State Beach 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 Manresa State Beach.