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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

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:
fairly consistent14.2°C

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:

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Indicators sea temperature, Indicators photographs, Indicators detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Indicators webcams, current wind from CAL - Santa Cruz live weather stations and Indicators 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 Indicators

Indicators Surf:

Wednesday, 8 July 2020, 21:54 Local time
Wave (m) 1.7
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 0
N 5
NE 0
NE 0
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Tide Times:

For Santa Cruz, California, 2 km from Indicators.

IS AT (local time)

Indicators Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Santa Cruz, 2 km from Indicators.


Air temperature
14 °C

Current weather near Indicators

Buoy Data:

At Cabrillo Point, Monterey Bay, CA, 23 miles from Indicators.

  4PM 5PM 6PM 7PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) -

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Overall Indicators Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

Surf stats for Indicators: see the swell variation by month.


Wind stats for Indicators: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

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Indicators Location Maps

Indicators Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to CAL - Santa Cruz surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Indicators

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Indicators:

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Wave buoys nearest to Indicators:

Tide stations nearest to Indicators:

  • Closest tide station
    Santa Cruz
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Live Oak
    3 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Rio Del Mar
    7 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    7 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Elkhorn Slough railroad bridge
    16 mi


  • 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.
  • Third is San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in USA, 80 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 Indicators and is 121 km (75 miles) away.
Indicators break location map and break info