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)


Mitchell's Cove Spot ID:

Type: reef and point

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 13.9 °C

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Monday, 30 March 2015, 13:03 Local time

Monday 30
8AM 11AM 2PM 5PM
Wave (m) 3.0
Period (s) 13 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 10
NW 10
WNW 15
W 20
Wind State cross-
cross cross cross

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Mitchell's Cove in Santa Cruz is a sheltered reef and point break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the northeast with some shelter here from northwest winds. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northwest. Best around low tide when the tide is rising. Often Crowded. Beware of rips, rocks and locals.

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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.


Air temperature
17 °C

Current weather near Mitchell's Cove

Buoy Data:

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

  6AM 7AM 8AM 9AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 2.9
Dominant period (s) 11 12 12 12

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

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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 Aptos 7 mi
Fourth closest tide station Rio Del Mar 7 mi
Fifth closest tide station Elkhorn Slough, Highway 1 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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