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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.

Santa Cruz Photos

Santa Cruz Wavefinder

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Best forecast wave conditions in Santa Cruz
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.0

WNW
1.3

WNW
2.5

NW
2.5

NW
3.0

NW
2.2

NW
1.7

WNW
1.2

WNW
1.2

WNW
1.2

WNW
2.5

NW
1.1

WNW
1.1

WNW
1.0

WNW
0.9

WNW
0.8

WNW
3.0

NW
2.3

NW
Period(s) (?)1514779101016151581514141313912
Energy(?)455630685715152194755468863658067651950836227720913661447
Wind
(km/h)
10 W10
10 NNW10
25 NW25
30 WNW30
15 NNW15
15 N15
15 NW15
5 NNE5
10 NW10
20 NW20
15 N15
5 NNE5
15 WNW15
10 NNW10
10 WNW10
15 NW15
5 N5
5 NNE5
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
crossglasscross-
off
offcross-
off
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)

2:34AM
1.56

3:48PM
1.01
3:25AM
1.93

5:24PM
1.00

4:29AM
1.65

7:23PM
1.13
5:36AM
1.70

8:19PM
1.24
6:41AM
1.76

8:28PM
1.66

Low Tide
/ height (m)

7:31PM
0.56
9:37AM
0.74

8:36PM
1.04
10:34AM
0.20

9:56PM
0.84
11:46AM
0.05

11:28PM
0.87
12:49PM
-0.09

12:40AM
0.83

1:44PM
-0.22
1:24AM
1.02

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rain showers
rain showers
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clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
rain showers
clear
clear
Summary
clearclearclearrain shwrsrain shwrsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearrain shwrsrain shwrsclearclear
Rain (mm)
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High °C
129111081112711128131391110812
Low °C
1081095885896910810958
Chill °C (?)
1188749105910512128108511
Sunrise
--6:47--6:46--6:45--6:43--6:41--6:41
Sunset
5:53--5:54--5:55--5:57--5:58--5:59--
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.0

WNW
1.3

WNW

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0.4

WNW
0.8

WNW
2.2

NW
1.0

WNW
1.2

WNW
1.2

WNW
1.2

WNW
1.1

WNW
1.6

NW
1.1

WNW
1.0

WNW
0.9

WNW
0.8

WNW
2.4

NW
2.3

NW
Period (s)1514-20191017161515158141413131012
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.8

WNW
0.3

S
0.2

WNW

-
0.3

S
1.1

WNW
0.3

SSW
0.3

S
0.3

S
0.3

S
0.2

S
1.1

WNW
0.2

S

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-
0.3

S
0.9

NW
1.1

NW
Period (s)81822-161715141414141516--141615
Wind waves (m) & direction
-

-
2.5

NW
2.5

NW
3.0

NW

-
1.7

WNW
1.8

NW
1.8

NW
2.1

NW
2.5

NW
2.1

NW
1.5

NW
1.6

NW
1.2

NW
0.9

WNW
3.0

NW

-
Period (s)--779-108878877669-


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.