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Steamer Lane-The Point ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.3
Difficulty Level: 3.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.5
Crowds: 1.3

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Steamer Lane-The Point Spot ID

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Steamer Lane-The Point

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Type: reef

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.0 °C

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Monday, 27 July 2015, 18:29 Local time
Monday 27
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Wave (m) 1.9
NW
1.9
NW
2.0
NW
2.1
NW
Period (s) 10 10 10 9
Wind (km/h) 15
W 20
WNW 15
NW 10
NNW
Wind State cross-
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Steamer Lane-The Point in Santa Cruz is an exposed reef break that has very consistent surf and works all around the year. The best wind direction is from the northeast with some shelter here from northwest winds. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the southwest. A reef breaks right. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. When the surf is up, crowds are likely Take care of rocks in the line up.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Santa Cruz, California, 2 km from Steamer Lane-The Point.

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Steamer Lane-The Point Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Santa Cruz, 5 km from Steamer Lane-The Point.

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Air temperature
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Current weather near Steamer Lane-The Point

Buoy Data:

At Monterey Buoy, 24 miles from Steamer Lane-The Point.

  12PM 1PM 2PM 3PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 2.4
2.4
2.3
2.2
Dominant period (s) 8 8 8 8

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Overall Steamer Lane-The Point Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Steamer Lane-The Point Location Map

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Wave buoys nearest to Steamer Lane-The Point:

Tide stations nearest to Steamer Lane-The Point:

  • Closest tide station
    Santa Cruz
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Live Oak
    4 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Rio Del Mar
    7 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Aptos
    7 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Elkhorn Slough railroad bridge
    16 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Steamer Lane-The Point:

  • Closest ski area
    Badger Pass Ski Area (United States)
    139 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Dodge Ridge (United States)
    142 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Bear Valley (United States)
    152 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    China Peak Mountain Resort (United States)
    160 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Kirkwood (United States)
    161 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Steamer Lane-The Point:

  • Closest city location
    Santa Cruz (United States)
    2 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Watsonville (United States)
    15 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Los Gatos (United States)
    19 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Saratoga (United States)
    22 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Campbell (United States)
    24 mi

Airports

  • The closest passenger airport to Steamer Lane-The Point is Norman Y Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in USA, 47 km (29 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Steamer Lane-The Point is Moffett Federal Afld (Mountain View) Airport (NUQ), also in USA, 52 km (32 miles) away.
  • Third is San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in USA, 80 km (50 miles) away.
  • Metropolitan Oakland International Airport (OAK) in USA is 87 km (54 miles) away.
  • Modesto City Co Harry Sham Airport (MOD), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Steamer Lane-The Point and is 121 km (75 miles) away.
Steamer Lane-The Point break location map and break info

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