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Mitchell's Cove 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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Mitchell's Cove Spot ID

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Type: reef and point

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 12.9 °C

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Monday, 6 April 2020, 17:43 Local time
Monday 06
Wave (m) 1.4
Period (s) 9 9 9 10
Wind (km/h) 5
SE 5
SW 5
NW 0
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Mitchell's Cove in Santa Cruz is a sheltered reef and point break that has quite reliable surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the northwest. Best around low tide when the tide is rising. Often Crowded. Hazards include rips, rocks and locals.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Santa Cruz, California, 2 km from Mitchell's Cove.

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Mitchell's Cove Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Santa Cruz, 1 km from Mitchell's Cove.

wind obs. (6 kph from 160 degs) was rejected

Air temperature
11 °C

Current weather near Mitchell's Cove

Overall Mitchell's Cove Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April


Surf stats for Mitchell's Cove: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Mitchell's Cove: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

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Tide stations nearest to Mitchell's Cove:

  • Closest tide station
    Santa Cruz
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Live Oak
    4 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    7 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Rio Del Mar
    7 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Elkhorn Slough, Highway 1 Bridge
    17 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Mitchell's Cove is Norman Y Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in USA, 47 km (29 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Mitchell's Cove 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 Mitchell's Cove and is 122 km (76 miles) away.
Mitchell's Cove break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Mitchell's Cove, CAL - Santa Cruz. Use the tab navigation above to view Mitchell's Cove sea temperature, Mitchell's Cove photographs, Mitchell's Cove detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Mitchell's Cove webcams, current wind from CAL - Santa Cruz live weather stations and Mitchell's Cove 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 Mitchell's Cove.