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The Rivermouth ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 1.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 2.7

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The Rivermouth Spot ID

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Type: sandbar

Reliability: rarely breaks

Best: Swell SSW | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 12.9 °C

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Tuesday, 1 December 2015, 03:04 Local time
Tuesday 01
Wave (m) 3.0
Period (s) 15 15 14 14
Wind (km/h) 5
NNE 10
NE 10
NE 5
Wind State off cross-

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The Rivermouth in Santa Cruz is a sheltered beach break. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the north. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the northwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around low tide. It's often crowded here. Hazards include rocks, obstacles, pollution, rips.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

At Santa Cruz, California (0 km).

IS AT (local time)

The Rivermouth Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Santa Cruz, 2 km from The Rivermouth.


Air temperature
7 °C

Current weather near The Rivermouth

Buoy Data:

At Monterey Buoy, 24 miles from The Rivermouth.

  10PM 11PM 12AM 1AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 2.3
Dominant period (s) 16 15 16 16

All wavebuoys around The Rivermouth

Overall The Rivermouth Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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Also see The Rivermouth surf quality by season and The Rivermouth surf quality by month.

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The Rivermouth Location Maps

The Rivermouth Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to CAL - Santa Cruz surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of The Rivermouth

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to The Rivermouth:

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Wave buoys nearest to The Rivermouth:

Tide stations nearest to The Rivermouth:

  • Closest tide station
    Santa Cruz
    0 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Live Oak
    2 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    6 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Rio Del Mar
    6 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Elkhorn Slough railroad bridge
    16 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to The Rivermouth:

  • Closest ski area
    Badger Pass Ski Area (United States)
    138 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Dodge Ridge (United States)
    141 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Bear Valley (United States)
    151 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    China Peak Mountain Resort (United States)
    158 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Kirkwood (United States)
    160 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to The Rivermouth:

  • Closest city location
    Santa Cruz (United States)
    1 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Watsonville (United States)
    15 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Los Gatos (United States)
    18 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Saratoga (United States)
    21 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Campbell (United States)
    22 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to The Rivermouth is Norman Y Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in USA, 45 km (28 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to The Rivermouth is Moffett Federal Afld (Mountain View) Airport (NUQ), also in USA, 50 km (31 miles) away.
  • Third is San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in USA, 80 km (50 miles) away.
  • Metropolitan Oakland International Airport (OAK) in USA is 86 km (53 miles) away.
  • Modesto City Co Harry Sham Airport (MOD), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to The Rivermouth and is 119 km (74 miles) away.
The Rivermouth break location map and break info

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