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Santa Cruz Harbour ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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Santa Cruz Harbour Spot ID

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Type: beach/Jetty

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SSW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 13.7 °C

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Saturday, 23 March 2019, 00:10 Local time
Saturday 23
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 14 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 5
WNW 10
NNW 10
Wind State cross-
cross cross-

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Santa Cruz Harbour in Santa Cruz is a sheltered beach/Jetty break that has reasonably consistent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the north. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell angle is from the west. The beach breaks consists of rights. Best around low tide. It's sometimes crowded here. Beware of rocks, obstacles, pollution, rips.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Santa Cruz, California, 2 km from Santa Cruz Harbour.

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Santa Cruz Harbour Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Santa Cruz, 2 km from Santa Cruz Harbour.

light winds from the SW

Air temperature
13 °C

Current weather near Santa Cruz Harbour

Buoy Data:

At Cabrillo Point, Monterey Bay, CA, 24 miles from Santa Cruz Harbour.

  7PM 8PM 9PM 10PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.8
Dominant period (s) 15 13 17 17

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Overall Santa Cruz Harbour Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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  • The closest passenger airport to Santa Cruz Harbour is Norman Y Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in USA, 45 km (28 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Santa Cruz Harbour 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, 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 Santa Cruz Harbour and is 118 km (73 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Santa Cruz Harbour, CAL - Santa Cruz. Use the tab navigation above to view Santa Cruz Harbour sea temperature, Santa Cruz Harbour photographs, Santa Cruz Harbour detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Santa Cruz Harbour webcams, current wind from CAL - Santa Cruz live weather stations and Santa Cruz Harbour 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 Santa Cruz Harbour.