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Shacks ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 3.4

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Shacks Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NNE

Sea Temperature Today is: 10.9 °C

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Sunday, 22 April 2018, 13:24 Local time
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Wave (m) 2.3
NW
1.9
NW
2.2
NW
2.2
NW
Period (s) 10 10 13 13
Wind (km/h) 15
W 15
WNW 15
NW 5
NW
Wind State cross cross cross-
off
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Shacks in Santa Cruz is an exposed reef break that has quite reliable surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the north northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Even when the surf is up, crowds are unknown. Take care of the strong rips here.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For 4 Mile, 2 km from Shacks.

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Shacks Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Forrest Lakes Felton wx, 9 km from Shacks.

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Air temperature
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Current weather near Shacks

Buoy Data:

At Monterey Buoy, 19 miles from Shacks.

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Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 2.9
2.9
2.8
3.1
Dominant period (s) 10 14 9 10

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Overall Shacks Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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  • The closest passenger airport to Shacks is Norman Y Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in USA, 46 km (29 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Shacks is Moffett Federal Afld (Mountain View) Airport (NUQ), also in USA, 48 km (30 miles) away.
  • Third is San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in USA, 71 km (44 miles) away.
  • Metropolitan Oakland International Airport (OAK) in USA is 81 km (50 miles) away.
  • Modesto City Co Harry Sham Airport (MOD), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Shacks and is 129 km (80 miles) away.
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