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

Overall: 3.5

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Laguna Creek break guidePhoto by: Nick Russill

Laguna Creek Surf Guide

Laguna Creek in Santa Cruz is an exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf Offshore winds are from the northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around mid tide when the tide is falling. It very rarely gets crowded here. Beware of rips, rocks and sharks.

Laguna Creek Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
13.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Laguna Creek:

The best conditions reported for surf at Laguna Creek occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Laguna Creek 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 12% of the time in January while 18% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 70% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
12%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
18%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
70%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Laguna Creek Location Map

Interactive Laguna Creek 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 Laguna Creek is Norman Y Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in USA, 45 km (28 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Laguna Creek is Moffett Federal Afld (Mountain View) Airport (NUQ), also in USA, 46 km (29 miles) away.

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Laguna Creek Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 28 October 2021, 01:24 Local Time
Thursday 28
2AM5AM8AM11AM
Wave (m)
1.5
WNW
1.3
WNW
1.9
WNW
1.9
WNW
Period (s) 12 17 16 16
Wind (km/h)
5
5
5
0
Wind State glass off glass glass

Swell History at Laguna Creek

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

Wind History at Laguna Creek

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

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    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: consistent
    7km away
    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    8km away

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