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Indicators ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.0

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Indicators Surf Guide

Indicators in Santa Cruz is a sheltered point break that has reasonably consistent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the east northeast with some shelter here from northwest winds. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the optimum swell angle is from the west northwest. Often Crowded. Overcrowding can even make surfing hazardous.

Indicators Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon pointPointIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
11.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Indicators:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Indicators 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 24% of the time in January while 47% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 29% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
24%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
47%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
29%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Indicators Location Map

Interactive Indicators 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 Indicators is Norman Y Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in USA, 46 km (29 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Indicators is Moffett Federal Afld (Mountain View) Airport (NUQ), also in USA, 52 km (32 miles) away.

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Indicators Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 08:09 Local Time
Wednesday 14
8AM11AM2PM5PM
Wave (m) 0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
Period (s) 18 18 18 18
Wind (km/h) 5
ESE 5
SSE 15
SW 10
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Swell History at Indicators

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

Wind History at Indicators

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

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