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Swift Street ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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Swift Street Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell WNW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 12.6 °C

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Friday, 22 February 2019, 18:35 Local time
Wave (m) 1.7
Period (s) 13 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 10
NW 5
N 5
Wind State cross cross-
off cross-

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Swift Street in Santa Cruz is a sheltered reef break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west northwest. A right hand reef break. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It's sometimes crowded here. Hazards include locals and sharks.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Santa Cruz, California, 3 km from Swift Street.

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Swift Street Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Santa Cruz, 0 km from Swift Street.

light winds from the WNW

Air temperature
12 °C

Current weather near Swift Street

Buoy Data:

At Monterey Buoy, 23 miles from Swift Street.

  1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 2.5
Dominant period (s) 10 11 11 11

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Overall Swift Street Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in February

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  • The closest passenger airport to Swift Street is Norman Y Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in USA, 47 km (29 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Swift Street 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 Swift Street and is 122 km (76 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Swift Street, CAL - Santa Cruz. Use the tab navigation above to view Swift Street sea temperature, Swift Street photographs, Swift Street detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Swift Street webcams, current wind from CAL - Santa Cruz live weather stations and Swift Street 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 Swift Street.