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Scott Creek-Beach Surf Guide

Scott Creek-Beach in Santa Cruz is an exposed beach and reef break that has pretty consitent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Offshore winds blow from the east. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west southwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Hazards include rips, sharks and rocks.

Scott Creek-Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
14.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Scott Creek-Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Scott Creek-Beach occur when a West-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Scott Creek-Beach 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 35% of the time in January while 60% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 5% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
35%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
60%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
5%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Scott Creek-Beach Location Map

Interactive Scott Creek-Beach 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 Scott Creek-Beach is Moffett Federal Afld (Mountain View) Airport (NUQ) in USA, 42 km (26 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Scott Creek-Beach is Norman Y Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC), also in USA, 43 km (27 miles) away.

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Scott Creek-Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 11 August 2022, 10:54 Local Time
Thursday 11
8AM11AM2PM5PM
Wave (m)
0.5
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.4
SSW
Period (s) 16 16 16 16
Wind (km/h)
10
20
30
30
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Scott Creek-Beach

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

Wind History at Scott Creek-Beach

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

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