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Santa Cruz - 26th ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.5

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Santa Cruz - 26th Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 14.3 °C

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Sunday, 16 December 2018, 02:10 Local time
Sunday 16
Wave (m) 2.1
Period (s) 13 13 13 15
Wind (km/h) 5
ESE 10
SE 10
Wind State glass cross-

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Santa Cruz - 26th in Santa Cruz is a fairly exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the north northwest with some shelter here from west northwest winds. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. Rarely crowded here. Beware of locals and pollution.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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For Santa Cruz, California, 3 km from Santa Cruz - 26th.

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Santa Cruz - 26th Tide Times and Tide Chart

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At Santa Cruz, 1 km from Santa Cruz - 26th.


Air temperature
11 °C

Current weather near Santa Cruz - 26th

Buoy Data:

At Cabrillo Point, Monterey Bay, CA, 23 miles from Santa Cruz - 26th.

  10PM 11PM 12AM 1AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.2
Dominant period (s) 13 13 13 13

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Overall Santa Cruz - 26th Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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  • The closest passenger airport to Santa Cruz - 26th is Norman Y Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in USA, 45 km (28 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Santa Cruz - 26th is Moffett Federal Afld (Mountain View) Airport (NUQ), also in USA, 51 km (32 miles) away.
  • Third is San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in USA, 82 km (51 miles) away.
  • Metropolitan Oakland International Airport (OAK) in USA is 88 km (55 miles) away.
  • Modesto City Co Harry Sham Airport (MOD), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Santa Cruz - 26th and is 117 km (73 miles) away.
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