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Sunset State Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.7

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing glassy conditions at Sunset State Beach (light winds from the WSW at La Selva Beach 5 km from Sunset State Beach). 4.6m swell from NW too big with an additional 0.6m 14 s period swell from SSW
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Actual: 29 min ago

Light
8 km/h
WSW
Glassy
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Sunset State Beach Surf Forecast / CAL – Santa Cruz / USA

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 4 am Friday 20 Oct 2017 PDT

Sunset State Beach surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's Sunset State Beach sea temperature is 18.0 °C (Statistics for 20 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 14.6 max: 16.2 min: 13.5 °C)

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Swell
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Wind
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10 WNW10
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5 NNW5
15 NW15
5 NE5
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10 ENE10
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0 NNE0
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High Tide
/ height (m)
11:53AM
1.66

12:53AM
1.40
12:22PM
1.62

1:40AM
1.34
12:52PM
1.58

2:28AM
1.29
1:25PM
1.53

3:22AM
1.24

2:03PM
1.46
4:22AM
1.21

2:49PM
1.40






Low Tide
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6:04PM
0.03

6:02AM
0.55
6:41PM
0.01

6:40AM
0.66
7:20PM
0.02

7:20AM
0.77

8:01PM
0.06
8:06AM
0.86

8:47PM
0.10
9:04AM
0.93







Note: the tide data above is for Elkhorn Slough railroad bridge, California which is 9 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Sunset State Beach.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Sunset State Beach blow from the E.
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High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
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Sunrise
7:18--7:20--7:20--7:22--7:22--7:24--7:24--7:26-
Sunset
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Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very warm air temperatures (max 33°C on Mon afternoon, min 10°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Very warm air temperatures (max 35°C on Tue afternoon, min 19°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Sunset State Beach Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Sunset State Beach provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Sunset State Beach can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Sunset State Beach surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Sunset State Beach) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Sunset State Beach may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Sunset State Beach is 8 km (5 miles) from Watsonville. If you plan a vacation in Santa Cruz, look for hotels and other accommodation in Watsonville. Watsonville has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.