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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 Surf Guide

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.

Beer Can Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
15.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Beer Can Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Beer Can Beach occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Beer Can Beach (for consistent clean waves)?

juneBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Beer Can Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 4% of the time in June while 0% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 96% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
4%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
0%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
96%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Beer Can Beach Location Map

Interactive Beer Can Beach surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. 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.

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Beer Can Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 30 October 2020, 09:34 Local Time
Friday 30
8AM11AM2PM5PM
Wave (m) 0.3
SW
0.3
SW
0.3
SW
0.2
SSW
Period (s) 18 18 18 17
Wind (km/h) 5
NNE 5
WSW 10
WSW 0
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Swell History at Beer Can Beach

Surf stats for Beer Can Beach, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Beer Can Beach

Wind stats for Beer Can Beach, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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