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Santa Cruz Surf

Detailed Santa Cruz surf forecast maps and the latest eyeball surf report from local surfers in the region. Near-shore swell is shown on the map together with the surf forecast rating for spots in Santa Cruz. Find the best places to surf in offshore conditions by selecting the wind option on the forecast map. Windsurfers and kite surfers can also use this option to find more favorable cross-shore conditions in Santa Cruz. Our local Wavefinder indicates where some of the best conditions are likely to be found in Santa Cruz over the next 7 days. Surf photos from Santa Cruz and reviews of the best spots and surfing conditions have been provided by local surfers.

Santa Cruz Surf Forecast

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Santa Cruz Surf Forecast map for predicting the best wave and wind conditions across the region. For surfers, the map shows the most powerful swell tracking across near-shore open water and not the peak waves experienced by boats out at sea. Move your mouse over the ocean swell symbols or the surf breaks on the coastline to see a more detailed surf forecast including wave period and wind conditions. The forecast updates every 6 hours and most live weather reports update every hour. You can animate the Santa Cruz Surf map or show live wind and wave conditions as reported from wavebuoys and local weather stations. Surf breaks shown along the Santa Cruz coastline are also listed below.

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Santa Cruz Wavefinder

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Best forecast wave conditions in Santa Cruz
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Rating3
3
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4
3
5
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5
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.2

WNW
1.1

WNW
1.1

WNW
1.1

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.9

NW
3.5

NW
3.0

NW
2.5

NW
2.3

NW
2.4

NW
1.1

NW
1.3

WNW
0.9

WNW
2.1

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.5

WNW
3.0

WNW
Period(s) (?)1515151414681212121112121111161514
Energy(?)61948551950862131214022308184913741340330456219990416148293618
Wind
(km/h)
15 WNW15
10 N10
5 NNE5
15 WNW15
15 NNW15
15 NW15
25 NW25
20 NNW20
15 N15
15 NW15
10 N10
5 SSW5
10 SW10
20 SSE20
5 W5
20 WSW20
15 WSW15
15 W15
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glassonoffcross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)
6:50PM
1.48
7:23PM
1.13
5:36AM
1.70

8:19PM
1.24
6:41AM
1.76

9:04PM
1.34
7:42AM
1.81

9:43PM
1.41
8:26AM
2.29

10:20PM
1.46
9:24AM
2.28

10:56PM
1.49
10:21AM
1.71
Low Tide
/ height (m)

11:28PM
0.87
12:49PM
-0.09

12:40AM
0.83

1:44PM
-0.22
1:40AM
0.73

2:33PM
-0.30
2:33AM
0.60

3:23PM
0.10
3:23AM
0.48

4:01PM
-0.28

4:11AM
0.38
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clear
clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
heavy rain
rain showers
Summary
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Rain (mm)
-----5-------5233133
High °C
12913131011111011139111111111189
Low °C
106998101057109910109989
Chill °C (?)
106121288889127101099957
Sunrise
--6:43--6:41--6:41--6:39--6:37--6:35
Sunset
5:57--5:58--5:59--6:00--6:00--6:01--
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.2

WNW
1.1

WNW
1.4

NW
1.1

WNW
1.3

WNW
0.9

WNW

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1.0

NW
2.5

NW
0.9

NW
1.9

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.3

WNW
0.9

WNW
2.1

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.5

WNW
3.0

WNW
Period (s)15158141413-151214117121111161514
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.3

S
0.2

S
1.1

WNW

-
0.4

NW

-

-
0.3

S
0.9

NW
0.3

S
0.6

NW
1.1

NW
0.3

S
0.2

WNW

-
0.3

S
0.2

SSW
0.3

SSW
Period (s)141415-13--14141313121414-131616
Wind waves (m) & direction
1.3

NW
2.0

NW

-
1.3

NW
1.3

NW
1.9

NW
3.5

NW
3.0

NW

-
2.3

NW
2.4

NW

-

-

-

-

-

-

-
Period (s)67-766812-1211-------


Santa Cruz Surf Breaks

Santa Cruz offers a wide variety of breaks and is known as a diverse and friendly place to surf. Reefs, Rivermouths, Beach breaks and Points are all in an abundance on this part of coast. From Waddell Creek to Sunset State Beach swell can batter you from several directions and wrap around to the little coves on the bigger days giving you plenty of options. Santa Cruz is among the most well known surf communities. The water temperature here can get a bit chilly so a 4/3 is needed for a lot of the year. Santa Cruz has produced a high caliber of surfers over the years so expect a certain standard when you head out.