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Steamer Lane-The Slot ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.7

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Steamer Lane-The Slot Spot ID

Slot Snap, Steamer Lane-The Slot photo

Steamer Lane-The Slot

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Slot Shadow, Steamer Lane-The Slot photo

Steamer Lane-The Slot

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Steamer Lane, Steamer Lane-The Slot photo

Steamer Lane-The Slot

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Andrew surfs the Slot, Steamer Lane-The Slot photo

Steamer Lane-The Slot

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Type: reef

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 14.4 °C

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Tuesday, 18 December 2018, 07:45 Local time
Tuesday 18
Wave (m) 3.5
Period (s) 16 16 16 15
Wind (km/h) 5
NE 5
W 5
Wind State glass glass glass cross-

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Steamer Lane-The Slot in Santa Cruz is a fairly exposed reef break that is usually a safe bet and works all around the year. The best wind direction is from the northeast with some shelter here from northwest winds. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west. There is a right breaking reef. 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 Slot.

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Steamer Lane-The Slot Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At West Side Lighthouse Santa Cruz wx, 0 km from Steamer Lane-The Slot.


Partly Cloudy
Air temperature
6.9 °C

Current weather near Steamer Lane-The Slot

Buoy Data:

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

  4AM 5AM 6AM 7AM
Data Age 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr 0 hr
Wave height (m) 2.2
Dominant period (s) 13 13 13 13

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Overall Steamer Lane-The Slot Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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  • The closest passenger airport to Steamer Lane-The Slot 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 Slot 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 Slot and is 121 km (75 miles) away.
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