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Scott Creek-Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Scott Creek-Reef Spot ID

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Type: beach and reef

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 11.9 °C

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Thursday, 25 April 2019, 22:49 Local time
Wave (m) 1.2
Period (s) 11 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 10
NW 5
Wind State cross-

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Scott Creek-Reef in Santa Cruz is an exposed beach and reef break that has reliable surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the east. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. A reef breaks right. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Beware of rips, sharks and rocks.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Ano Nuevo Island, California, 6 km from Scott Creek-Reef.

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Scott Creek-Reef Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Boulder Creek, 14 km from Scott Creek-Reef.


Air temperature
19 °C

Current weather near Scott Creek-Reef

Buoy Data:

At Monterey Buoy, 21 miles from Scott Creek-Reef.

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Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.6
Dominant period (s) 8 11 10 10

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Overall Scott Creek-Reef Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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Town and city forecasts close to Scott Creek-Reef:


  • The closest passenger airport to Scott Creek-Reef is Moffett Federal Afld (Mountain View) Airport (NUQ) in USA, 42 km (26 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Scott Creek-Reef is Norman Y Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC), also in USA, 44 km (27 miles) away.
  • Third is San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in USA, 61 km (38 miles) away.
  • Metropolitan Oakland International Airport (OAK) in USA is 71 km (44 miles) away.
  • Stockton Metropolitan Airport (SCK), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Scott Creek-Reef and is 128 km (80 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Scott Creek-Reef, CAL - Santa Cruz. Use the tab navigation above to view Scott Creek-Reef sea temperature, Scott Creek-Reef photographs, Scott Creek-Reef detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Scott Creek-Reef webcams, current wind from CAL - Santa Cruz live weather stations and Scott Creek-Reef 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 Scott Creek-Reef.