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

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The Rivermouth Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Santa Cruz, USA)


The Rivermouth Spot ID:

Type: sandbar

Reliability: rarely breaks

Best: Swell SSW | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 13.9 °C

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Saturday, 28 March 2015, 18:05 Local time

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2PM 5PM 8PM 11PM
Wave (m) 1.6
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 15
WNW 25
NW 20
NW 15
Wind State cross-

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The Rivermouth in Santa Cruz is a sheltered sandbar break. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the north with some shelter here from northwest winds. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell angle is from the south southwest. Waves at the sandbar are mainly lefts. Best around low tide. When the surf is up, crowds are likely Beware of rocks, obstacles, pollution, rips.

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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, 4 km from The Rivermouth.


Air temperature
23 °C

Current weather near The Rivermouth

Buoy Data:

At Monterey Buoy, 24 miles from The Rivermouth.

  11AM 12PM 1PM 2PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 3.0
Dominant period (s) 13 8 9 9

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Overall The Rivermouth Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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The Rivermouth Location Maps

The Rivermouth Location Map

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Surf spots located close to The Rivermouth Shoreline around The Rivermouth Roads and rivers around The Rivermouth

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to The Rivermouth:

  (click location name for more details)
Closest break Cowells Cove 1 mi
Second closest break Santa Cruz Harbour 1 mi
Third closest break Indicators 1 mi
Fourth closest break Mitchell's Cove 1 mi
Fifth closest break Steamer Lane-Middle Peak 1 mi

Wave buoys nearest to The Rivermouth:

Closest wave buoy Monterey Buoy 24 mi
Second closest wave buoy Half Moon Bay Buoy 55 mi
Third closest wave buoy San Francisco Buoy 71 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy Cape San Martin Buoy 85 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy Bodega Bay Buoy 113 mi

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 Aptos 6 mi
Fourth closest tide station Rio Del Mar 6 mi
Fifth closest tide station Elkhorn Slough railroad bridge 16 mi

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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

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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.
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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.


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