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Willow Creek ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.0

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Willow Creek Spot ID

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Willow Creek

Photo credit: a frey

Type: reef

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.2 °C

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Thursday, 23 November 2017, 18:05 Local time
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Wave (m) 1.6
NW
1.4
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1.3
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Period (s) 14 14 13 13
Wind (km/h) 15
N 15
NNE 15
N 15
N
Wind State cross-
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Willow Creek in Monterey is an exposed reef break that usually has waves and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the northeast. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west. Both left (best) and right reef breaks.. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Hazards include rips, rocks and sharks.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Sand Dollar Beach, 3 km from Willow Creek.

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Willow Creek Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At BUOY-46028, 41 km from Willow Creek.

fresh winds from the NW

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Air temperature
17.3 °C

Current weather near Willow Creek

Buoy Data:

At Cape San Martin Buoy, 25 miles from Willow Creek.

  1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 2.2
2.3
2.5
2.8
Dominant period (s) 14 14 14 15

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Overall Willow Creek Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November

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Airports

  • The closest passenger airport to Willow Creek is Lemoore Nas Airport (NLC) in USA, 144 km (89 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Willow Creek is Vandenberg Afb (Lompoc) Airport (VBG), also in USA, 153 km (95 miles) away.
  • Third is Norman Y Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in USA, 168 km (104 miles) away.
  • Moffett Federal Afld (Mountain View) Airport (NUQ) in USA is 177 km (110 miles) away.
  • Castle (Merced) Airport (MER), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Willow Creek and is 183 km (114 miles) away.
Willow Creek break location map and break info

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