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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 (?)
1.8

WNW
1.6

WNW
1.4

WNW
2.1

WNW
1.8

WNW
2.4

WNW
2.3

WNW
2.3

WNW
1.9

WNW
3.0

NW
3.0

NW
3.0

NW
1.9

NW
1.8

NW
1.6

NW
1.3

NW
1.3

WNW
2.1

WNW
Period(s) (?)121216151516161515141111101110101615
Energy(?)96474910112034139630162581239615593243190625137458215083348282061
Wind
(km/h)
10 NE10
10 NNW10
10 N10
5 NE5
10 NNW10
10 E10
5 ENE5
10 NNW10
10 N10
20 N20
15 NNW15
10 NNE10
10 NNE10
5 N5
5 ENE5
5 ENE5
5 WSW5
5 ENE5
Wind State(?)offcross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
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on
off
High Tide
/ height (m)


8:20PM
1.16
7:35AM
1.70

9:20PM
1.21
8:07AM
1.71

10:10PM
1.25
8:37AM
1.71

10:55PM
1.28
9:06AM
1.70

11:35PM
1.29
9:35AM
1.68

11:31PM
1.58
Low Tide
/ height (m)

1:43PM
0.16
1:06AM
0.60

2:22PM
0.45
1:52AM
0.69

3:02PM
-0.05
2:35AM
0.78

3:35PM
-0.09
3:14AM
0.85

4:09PM
0.24
3:50AM
0.91


3:56AM
1.19
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
201914212019211914181813171813181814
Low °C
151614161918181712161510121512151612
Chill °C (?)
201914212019211913171812171813181814
Sunrise
7:11--7:13--7:13--7:11--7:15--7:16--
Sunset
-4:52--4:52--4:52--4:52--4:52--4:52-
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.8

WNW
1.6

WNW
1.5

WNW
2.1

WNW
1.8

WNW
2.4

WNW
2.3

WNW
2.3

WNW
2.0

WNW
3.0

NW
0.1

SW
3.0

NW
1.9

NW
1.8

NW
1.6

NW
1.3

NW
1.3

WNW
2.1

WNW
Period (s)12121215151616159141411101110101615
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.4

SSW
0.6

WNW
1.4

WNW
0.9

WNW
1.3

WNW
0.8

NW
0.7

NW
0.6

NW
1.9

WNW
0.1

SW
0.1

S
0.2

S
1.3

WNW
0.2

S
0.2

WNW
0.6

WNW
0.9

NW
0.6

NW
Period (s)131816618777151410141217151898
Wind waves (m) & direction
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1.1

NW

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-

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2.1

NW

-
3.0

NW

-

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-

-

-

-

-
Period (s)--6-----9-11-------


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.