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 Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Santa Cruz, USA)

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Steamer Lane-The Point Spot ID:

Type: reef

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 14.0 °C

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Tuesday, 31 March 2015, 16:52 Local time

Tuesday 31
2PM 5PM 8PM 11PM
Wave (m) 2.5
Period (s) 12 12 8 9
Wind (km/h) 30
NW 35
NW 30
NW 25
Wind State cross cross 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. Offshore winds are from the northeast with some shelter here from northwest winds. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. It's often crowded here. Take care to avoid the rocks.

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

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

light winds from the NE

Air temperature
21 °C

Current weather near Steamer Lane-The Point

Buoy Data:

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

  10AM 11AM 12PM 1PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 2.7
Dominant period (s) 12 11 13 11

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

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Closest break Indicators 0 mi
Second closest break Steamer Lane-Middle Peak 0 mi
Third closest break Steamer Lane-The Slot 0 mi
Fourth closest break Cowells Cove 1 mi
Fifth closest break Mitchell's Cove 1 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Steamer Lane-The Point:

Closest wave buoy Monterey Buoy 24 mi
Second closest wave buoy Half Moon Bay Buoy 55 mi
Third closest wave buoy San Francisco Buoy 71 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy Cape San Martin Buoy 84 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy Bodega Bay Buoy 113 mi

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

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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

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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
  • 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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