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Santa Cruz ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.2
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.6
Crowds: 2.8

Overall: 3.5

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Santa Cruz Spot ID

Santa Cruz Sunset photo

Santa Cruz

Photo credit: Simão Guimarães

photo: Alberth Artigas. Surfer: Blas Bocardo. April 2017., Santa Cruz photo

Santa Cruz

Photo credit: Blas Bocardo

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.8 °C

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Wednesday, 21 August 2019, 04:37 Local time
Wednesday 21
Wave (m) 1.9
Period (s) 10 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 15
N 15
N 15
N 15
Wind State cross cross cross cross

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Santa Cruz in Peniche is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the east. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the west. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Likely to be crowded if working.

Portugal wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Silveira, 4 km from Santa Cruz.

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Santa Cruz Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Lourinha, 11 km from Santa Cruz.


Air temperature
17 °C

Current weather near Santa Cruz

Overall Santa Cruz Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August

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  • The nearest passenger airport to Santa Cruz is Lisboa (Lisbon) Airport (LIS) in Portugal, which is 46 km (29 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Santa Cruz is Talavera La Real (Badajoz) Airport (BJZ) in Spain, 223 km (139 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Santa Cruz, Peniche. Use the tab navigation above to view Santa Cruz sea temperature, Santa Cruz photographs, Santa Cruz detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Santa Cruz webcams, current wind from Peniche live weather stations and Santa Cruz tide predictions. The Portugal swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Portugal 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 Portugal 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 Santa Cruz.