Stockton Avenue ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 2.0

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Stockton Avenue Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Santa Cruz, USA)

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Stockton Avenue Spot ID:

Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 11.9 °C

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Saturday, 18 April 2015, 21:35 Local time

Sat Sun
8PM 11PM 2AM 5AM
Wave (m) 2.2
Period (s) 13 13 12 12
Wind (km/h) 5
WNW 10
Wind State cross-
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Stockton Avenue in Santa Cruz is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Works best in offshore winds from the northeast with some shelter here from northwest winds. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. Best around low tide when the tide is falling. A popular wave that can get growded. Take care of locals and sharks.

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For Santa Cruz, California, 3 km from Stockton Avenue.

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At Santa Cruz, 6 km from Stockton Avenue.


Air temperature
12 °C

Current weather near Stockton Avenue

Buoy Data:

At Monterey Buoy, 22 miles from Stockton Avenue.

  3PM 4PM 5PM 6PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 2.7
Dominant period (s) 14 12 12 13

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Overall Stockton Avenue Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Stockton Avenue:

  (click location name for more details)
Closest break Swift Street 0 mi
Second closest break Mitchell's Cove 1 mi
Third closest break Natural Bridges State Beach 1 mi
Fourth closest break Cowells Cove 1 mi
Fifth closest break Indicators 1 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Stockton Avenue:

Closest wave buoy Monterey Buoy 22 mi
Second closest wave buoy Half Moon Bay Buoy 54 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 112 mi

Tide stations nearest to Stockton Avenue:

Closest tide station Santa Cruz 2 mi
Second closest tide station Live Oak 4 mi
Third closest tide station Aptos 8 mi
Fourth closest tide station Rio Del Mar 8 mi
Fifth closest tide station Elkhorn Slough, Highway 1 Bridge 17 mi

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Ski Resorts closest to Stockton Avenue:

Closest ski area Badger Pass Ski Area (United States) 140 mi
Second closest ski area Dodge Ridge (United States) 143 mi
Third closest ski area Bear Valley (United States) 153 mi
Fourth closest ski area China Peak Mountain Resort (United States) 160 mi
Fifth closest ski area Kirkwood (United States) 162 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to Stockton Avenue:

Closest city location Santa Cruz (United States) 2 mi
Second closest city location Watsonville (United States) 16 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 Stockton Avenue is Norman Y Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in USA, 47 km (29 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Stockton Avenue 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 Stockton Avenue and is 122 km (76 miles) away.
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