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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

Overall: 3.4

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Steamer Lane-The Point Spot ID

Another day at the point., Steamer Lane-The Point photo

Steamer Lane-The Point

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The Point at Steamer Lane, Steamer Lane-The Point photo

Steamer Lane-The Point

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The Point at Steamer Lane, Steamer Lane-The Point photo

Steamer Lane-The Point

Photo credit: James Griffith

Type: reef

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 13.1 °C

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Tuesday, 18 June 2019, 21:58 Local time
Wave (m) 1.4
Period (s) 11 11 11 10
Wind (km/h) 10
S 5
Wind State on 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, 2 km from Steamer Lane-The Point.


Air temperature
14 °C

Current weather near Steamer Lane-The Point

Buoy Data:

At Cabrillo Point, Monterey Bay, CA, 23 miles from Steamer Lane-The Point.

  5PM 6PM 7PM 8PM
Data Age 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr 0 hr
Wave height (m) 1.1
Dominant period (s) 11 10 11 11

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

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  • 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.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Steamer Lane-The Point, CAL - Santa Cruz. Use the tab navigation above to view Steamer Lane-The Point sea temperature, Steamer Lane-The Point photographs, Steamer Lane-The Point detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Steamer Lane-The Point webcams, current wind from CAL - Santa Cruz live weather stations and Steamer Lane-The Point 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 Steamer Lane-The Point.