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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: 14.4 °C

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Monday, 17 December 2018, 06:32 Local time
Monday 17
Wave (m) 5.5
Period (s) 19 19 18 18
Wind (km/h) 5
N 5
WNW 10
Wind State glass glass 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).

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The Rivermouth Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Santa Cruz, 3 km from The Rivermouth.


Air temperature
11 °C

Current weather near The Rivermouth

Buoy Data:

At Cabrillo Point, Monterey Bay, CA, 24 miles from The Rivermouth.

  2AM 3AM 4AM 5AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 2.5
Dominant period (s) 14 17 20 15

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Overall The Rivermouth Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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The Rivermouth Location Map

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Town and city forecasts close to The Rivermouth:


  • 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.