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Beer Can Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.7

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Beer Can Beach Spot ID

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SSW | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 12.4 °C

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Tuesday, 18 February 2020, 14:09 Local time
Tuesday 18
Wave (m) -
Period (s) - 17 17 16
Wind (km/h) 5
SW 5
Wind State cross cross-
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Beer Can Beach in Santa Cruz is a fairly exposed point break that has pretty consitent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the northwest. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west. The beach break provides left and right handers. Best around high tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Beware of sharks ,rocks and rips.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Live Oak, 3 km from Beer Can Beach.

IS AT (local time)

Beer Can Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Capitola, 0 km from Beer Can Beach.


Air temperature
14 °C

Current weather near Beer Can Beach

Buoy Data:

At Cabrillo Point, Monterey Bay, CA, 24 miles from Beer Can Beach.

  10AM 11AM 12PM 1PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.9
Dominant period (s) 10 10 9 9

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Overall Beer Can Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in February

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Surf stats for Beer Can Beach: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Beer Can Beach: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

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Beer Can Beach Location Map

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Tide stations nearest to Beer Can Beach:

  • Closest tide station
    Live Oak
    2 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    3 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Rio Del Mar
    3 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Santa Cruz
    4 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Elkhorn Slough railroad bridge
    14 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Beer Can Beach is Norman Y Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in USA, 44 km (27 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Beer Can Beach is Moffett Federal Afld (Mountain View) Airport (NUQ), also in USA, 50 km (31 miles) away.
  • Third is San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in USA, 81 km (50 miles) away.
  • Metropolitan Oakland International Airport (OAK) in USA is 87 km (54 miles) away.
  • Modesto City Co Harry Sham Airport (MOD), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Beer Can Beach and is 115 km (71 miles) away.
Beer Can Beach break location map and break info

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