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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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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing glassy conditions at Shacks (calm at Forrest Lakes Felton wx 9 km from Shacks). 3.5m swell from WNW too big
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Shacks Surf Forecast / CAL – Santa Cruz / USA

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 4 am Saturday 21 Oct 2017 PDT

Shacks surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's Shacks sea temperature is 18.5 °C (Statistics for 21 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 14.5 max: 16.1 min: 13.4 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)14141313121212131316151414131211108823222220
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Wave
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Energy(?)4287296721761899205020711833206519093331243215381204972419828546205112411134827643642
Wind
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10 NNW10
20 NW20
15 N15
10 NNW10
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10 NNE10
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15 NNW15
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5 NE5
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5 N5
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Wind State(?)cross-
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High Tide
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11:37AM
2.04

12:57AM
1.67
12:07PM
2.00

1:50AM
1.60
12:40PM
1.94

2:49AM
1.55
1:18PM
1.86

4:00AM
1.52
1:59PM
1.78


5:16AM
1.53
2:54PM
1.70

6:21AM
1.57
4:03PM
1.64

7:05AM
1.63

Low Tide
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6:29PM
0.40

6:08AM
1.04
7:12PM
0.42

6:42AM
1.15
7:58PM
0.46

7:21AM
1.24

8:47PM
0.52
8:16AM
1.32

9:45PM
0.57
9:28AM
1.37

10:44PM
0.60
10:56AM
1.37

11:42PM
0.61


Note: the tide data above is for 4 Mile which is 2 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Shacks.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Shacks blow from the NNE.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
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Sunrise
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Sunset
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Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very warm air temperatures (max 32°C on Tue afternoon, min 12°C on Sat morning). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 29°C on Wed afternoon, min 17°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Shacks Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Shacks provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Shacks can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Shacks surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Shacks) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Shacks may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Shacks is 13 km (8 miles) from Santa Cruz. If you plan a vacation in Santa Cruz, look for hotels and other accommodation in Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.