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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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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.8

WNW
0.7

WNW
0.7

WNW
1.6

NW
1.5

NW
1.9

NW
1.9

NW
2.5

NW
2.4

NW
2.3

NW
1.6

WNW
1.5

WNW
1.4

WNW
1.1

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.5

NW
1.9

NW
1.8

NW
Period(s) (?)13121168899101091098991010
Energy(?)212140117190248498535100211601034395386301161270365710612
Wind
(km/h)
25 NNW25
20 N20
10 W10
15 W15
5 NW5
10 WNW10
15 NNW15
5 NW5
15 NNW15
15 NW15
5 SW5
10 WSW10
10 SW10
0 S0
10 SW10
10 WSW10
5 NW5
10 W10
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
glasscross-
on
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
glassononglassoncross-
on
glasscross-
on
High Tide
/ height (m)
5:57PM
1.95

5:49AM
1.55
6:42PM
2.02

7:27AM
1.04
7:23PM
2.07

8:52AM
1.07


9:24AM
1.50

8:46PM
1.69
10:57AM
1.18

9:21PM
1.68
11:02AM
1.55
Low Tide
/ height (m)

12:19AM
0.90
11:53AM
0.66

1:26AM
0.73
12:42PM
0.41

2:27AM
0.58
1:36PM
0.54

3:07AM
0.45

2:26PM
0.65
3:46AM
-0.12

3:14PM
0.74
4:23AM
-0.17

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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
181519221723232125252221181720211821
Low °C
171413221215221622231717181516211416
Chill °C (?)
171419221723232125252221181720211821
Sunrise
--5:48--5:48--5:50--5:48--5:50--5:50
Sunset
8:28--8:30--8:28--8:28--8:31--8:30--
Swell1 (m) & direction
0.8

WNW
0.7

WNW
0.7

WNW
0.5

W
0.6

WNW
1.7

WNW
1.4

WNW
2.2

NW
1.8

NW
1.7

WNW
1.6

WNW
1.5

WNW
1.4

WNW
1.1

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.5

NW
1.9

NW
1.8

NW
Period (s)131211109899101091098991010
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.4

SSW
0.7

WNW
0.4

SW
0.3

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.5

S
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.5

WNW
0.5

S
0.4

S
0.4

SSW
0.4

S
0.4

SSW
0.4

S
0.4

S
Period (s)13513141419191817161115171416141312
Wind waves (m) & direction
0.7

NW

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-
1.6

NW
1.5

NW
1.9

NW
1.9

NW
2.5

NW
2.4

NW
2.3

NW

-
0.3

S
0.5

S
0.3

SSE

-

-

-

-
Period (s)5--688991010-344----


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.