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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 Offshore wind reported 12 km from Shacks (light winds from the NNW at Santa Cruz 12 km from Shacks). 4.0m 11 s period wind swell from NW is too big
    Shacks
  2. weather stationWind Update Offshore wind reported 2 km from Steamer Lane-The Point (light winds from the NNW at Santa Cruz 2 km from Steamer Lane-The Point). 1.5m 13 s period swell from WNW with 4.0m 11 s period wind swell from NW
    Steamer Lane-The Point
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Light
11 km/h
NNW
Cross-Off
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Shacks Surf Forecast / CAL – Santa Cruz / USA

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 9 am Saturday 16 Dec 2017 PST

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 13.8 °C (Statistics for 16 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 12.8 max: 15.4 min: 11.6 °C)

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Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
4
NW
3.5
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3.5
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3
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2.4
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2
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1.3
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1.1
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0.9
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1.8
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1.3
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0.9
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0.8
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0.8
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Period(s) (?)1011111111109812121515141491312111010151414
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)31062811242420351340865307153235513600131415601193104018631427851391261344264253
Wind
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35
N
35
NNW
20
N
15
NNE
10
NNW
10
ENE
5
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5
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5
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5
ESE
5
SW
10
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30
NNW
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NNW
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N
15
NNE
10
NNE
10
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5
NE
15
NW
10
NNE
10
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5
N
Wind State(?)cross-
off
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crosscross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)


10:18PM
1.59
9:01AM
2.16

10:57PM
1.60
9:34AM
2.15

11:39PM
1.60
10:08AM
2.12

12:23AM
1.60
10:43AM
2.06

1:08AM
1.60
11:17AM
1.98

1:52AM
1.61
11:54AM
1.88

2:39AM
1.63
12:37PM
1.77

Low Tide
/ height (m)

3:41PM
0.28
2:55AM
1.12

4:17PM
0.24
3:30AM
1.17

4:53PM
0.22

4:08AM
1.20
5:30PM
0.24

4:47AM
1.24
6:08PM
0.28

5:28AM
1.28
6:46PM
0.34

6:16AM
1.31

7:24PM
0.41
7:14AM
1.33

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
1616141516131616141615131313111214101313111617
Low °C
1315101114121415131414121112781191012101117
Chill °C (?)
14141215161216161416151311118101381212101617
Sunrise
7:15--7:16--7:16--7:16--7:16--7:18--7:18--7:18-
Sunset
-4:52--4:52--4:53--4:53--4:54--4:54--4:55--4:55
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 16°C on Sat morning, min 10°C on Sat night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the N on Sat morning, calm by Tue night).Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 17°C on Sat afternoon, min 7°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the NNW on Wed morning, calm by Sat morning).

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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.