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Ghost Tree ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 1.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 3.8

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Ghost Tree Surf Guide

Ghost Tree in Monterey is a reef break Works best in offshore winds from the east northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the west. The location means that it never gets crowded. Beware of - Rocks - Sharks.

Ghost Tree Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
rarely breaks
11.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Ghost Tree:

The best conditions reported for surf at Ghost Tree occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Ghost Tree (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Ghost Tree with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 51% of the time in January while 48% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 1% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
51%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
48%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
1%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Ghost Tree Location Map

Interactive Ghost Tree 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 Ghost Tree is Norman Y Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in USA, 89 km (55 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Ghost Tree is Moffett Federal Afld (Mountain View) Airport (NUQ), also in USA, 95 km (59 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Ghost Tree Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 15 April 2021, 08:26 Local Time
Thursday 15
8AM11AM2PM5PM
Wave (m) 0.9
SW
0.9
SW
0.9
SW
0.9
SW
Period (s) 16 17 17 17
Wind (km/h) 10
NE 10
NW 15
NW 15
WNW
Wind State cross-
off
cross cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Ghost Tree

Surf stats for Ghost Tree, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Ghost Tree

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

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