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

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Manresa State Beach Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Santa Cruz, USA)

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Manresa State Beach Spot ID:

Type: beach

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 14.0 °C

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Monday, 30 March 2015, 02:22 Local time

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8PM 11PM 2AM 5AM
Wave (m) 2.1
Period (s) 10 14 14 13
Wind (km/h) 10
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NNW 10
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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. Offshore winds blow from the northeast. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the best swell direction is from the west. The beach break provides left and right handers. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. Sometimes crowded. Take care of the strong rips here.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Aptos, 5 km from Manresa State Beach.

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Live Weather:

At Aptos, 4 km from Manresa State Beach.


Air temperature
9 °C

Current weather near Manresa State Beach

Buoy Data:

At Monterey Buoy, 31 miles from Manresa State Beach.

  7PM 8PM 9PM 10PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 2.7
Dominant period (s) 10 11 11 10

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Overall Manresa State Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Manresa State Beach:

  (click location name for more details)
Closest break Sunset State Beach 3 mi
Second closest break Capitola Rivermouth 5 mi
Third closest break Beer Can Beach 6 mi
Fourth closest break Capitola Jetty 6 mi
Fifth closest break Pleasure Point-First Peak 6 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Manresa State Beach:

Closest wave buoy Monterey Buoy 31 mi
Second closest wave buoy Half Moon Bay Buoy 63 mi
Third closest wave buoy San Francisco Buoy 78 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy Cape San Martin Buoy 83 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy Bodega Bay Buoy 119 mi

Tide stations nearest to Manresa State Beach:

Closest tide station Aptos 3 mi
Second closest tide station Rio Del Mar 3 mi
Third closest tide station Live Oak 7 mi
Fourth closest tide station Elkhorn Slough railroad bridge 8 mi
Fifth closest tide station Santa Cruz 9 mi

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Ski Resorts closest to Manresa State Beach:

Closest ski area Badger Pass Ski Area (United States) 131 mi
Second closest ski area Dodge Ridge (United States) 136 mi
Third closest ski area Bear Valley (United States) 147 mi
Fourth closest ski area China Peak Mountain Resort (United States) 151 mi
Fifth closest ski area Kirkwood (United States) 157 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to Manresa State Beach:

Closest city location Watsonville (United States) 6 mi
Second closest city location Santa Cruz (United States) 9 mi
Third closest city location Gilroy (United States) 17 mi
Fourth closest city location Morgan Hill (United States) 18 mi
Fifth closest city location Los Gatos (United States) 21 mi
  • 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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