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Santa Cruz ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.2

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Santa Cruz Spot ID

photo: Alberth Artigas, surfer: Blas Bocardo, Santa Cruz photo

Santa Cruz

Photo credit: Blas Bocardo

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Santa Cruz

Photo credit: Eddie

Type: point/Rivermouth

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 26.5 °C

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Monday, 27 May 2019, 05:29 Local time
Monday 27
Wave (m) 0.7
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 0
NE 0
W 15
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Santa Cruz in Nayarit is an exposed point/Rivermouth break that has quite reliable surf. Summer offers the favoured conditions for surfing. Offshore winds are from the east. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest.The waves is a point break that peels left. Rarely crowded here. Beware of rips, sharks and rocks.

Mexico wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Platanitos, 10 km from Santa Cruz.

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Santa Cruz Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Puerto Vallarta Airport, 85 km from Santa Cruz.

light winds from the S

Dry and cloudy
Air temperature
24 °C

Current weather near Santa Cruz

Overall Santa Cruz Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May

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  • The nearest passenger airport to Santa Cruz is Tepic Airport (TPQ) in Mexico, which is 38 km (24 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Santa Cruz is Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International (Puerto Vallarta) Airport (PVR), also in Mexico, 84 km (52 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Santa Cruz, Nayarit. 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 Nayarit live weather stations and Santa Cruz tide predictions. The Mexico swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Mexico 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 Mexico 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.