Mitchell's Cove ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 2.0

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Mitchell's Cove Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Santa Cruz, USA)

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Mitchell's Cove Spot ID:

Type: reef and point

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.9 °C

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Friday, 28 November 2014, 05:21 Local time

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Wave (m) 1.5
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Period (s) 15 15 14 14
Wind (km/h) 15
NNW 10
N 5
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Wind State cross-
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Mitchell's Cove in Santa Cruz is a sheltered reef and point break that has quite reliable surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the northwest. Best around low tide when the tide is rising. Often Crowded. Hazards include rips, rocks and locals.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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For Santa Cruz, California, 2 km from Mitchell's Cove.

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Live Weather:

At Santa Cruz, 6 km from Mitchell's Cove.

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Current weather near Mitchell's Cove

Buoy Data:

At Monterey Buoy, 23 miles from Mitchell's Cove.

  12AM 1AM 2AM 3AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 2.5
2.6
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2.3
Dominant period (s) 15 15 15 15

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Overall Mitchell's Cove Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November

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Closest break Swift Street 0 mi
Second closest break Cowells Cove 1 mi
Third closest break Indicators 1 mi
Fourth closest break Steamer Lane-Middle Peak 1 mi
Fifth closest break Steamer Lane-The Point 1 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Mitchell's Cove:

Closest wave buoy Monterey Buoy 23 mi
Second closest wave buoy Half Moon Bay Buoy 55 mi
Third closest wave buoy San Francisco Buoy 71 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy Cape San Martin Buoy 84 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy Bodega Bay Buoy 113 mi

Tide stations nearest to Mitchell's Cove:

Closest tide station Santa Cruz 1 mi
Second closest tide station Live Oak 4 mi
Third closest tide station Elkhorn Slough, Highway 1 Bridge 17 mi
Fourth closest tide station Elkhorn Slough, Highway 1 Bridge, Monterey Bay 17 mi
Fifth closest tide station Elkhorn Slough railroad bridge 17 mi

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Ski Resorts closest to Mitchell's Cove:

Closest ski area Badger Pass Ski Area (United States) 139 mi
Second closest ski area Dodge Ridge (United States) 143 mi
Third closest ski area Bear Valley (United States) 152 mi
Fourth closest ski area China Peak Mountain Resort (United States) 160 mi
Fifth closest ski area Kirkwood (United States) 162 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to Mitchell's Cove:

Closest city location Santa Cruz (United States) 2 mi
Second closest city location Watsonville (United States) 16 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 Mitchell's Cove is Norman Y Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in USA, 47 km (29 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Mitchell's Cove is Moffett Federal Afld (Mountain View) Airport (NUQ), also in USA, 52 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 Mitchell's Cove and is 122 km (76 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Mitchell's Cove, CAL - Santa Cruz. Use the tab navigation above to view Mitchell's Cove sea temperature, Mitchell's Cove photographs, Mitchell's Cove detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Mitchell's Cove webcams, current wind from CAL - Santa Cruz live weather stations and Mitchell's Cove 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 Mitchell's Cove.

 

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