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Steamer Lane-Middle Peak ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.7

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Steamer Lane-Middle Peak Spot ID

MIddle Peak Sunrise, Steamer Lane-Middle Peak photo

Steamer Lane-Middle Peak

Photo credit: Pancho El Mejor

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Steamer Lane-Middle Peak

Photo credit: Daniel

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Steamer Lane-Middle Peak

Photo credit: Daniel

Middle Peak, Steamer Lane-Middle Peak photo

Steamer Lane-Middle Peak

Photo credit: James Griffith

Type: reef

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 12.9 °C

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Tuesday, 7 April 2020, 06:16 Local time
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Wave (m) 1.2
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 5
NE 0
E 10
W 20
Wind State cross glass cross-

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Steamer Lane-Middle Peak in Santa Cruz is a reasonably exposed reef break that has very consistent surf and works all around the year. Offshore winds blow from the northeast with some shelter here from northwest winds. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell angle is from the northwest. Reef breaks provide lefts and rights. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. When the surf is up, crowds are likely Submerged rocks are a hazard.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Santa Cruz, California, 2 km from Steamer Lane-Middle Peak.

IS AT (local time)

Steamer Lane-Middle Peak Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Santa Cruz, 2 km from Steamer Lane-Middle Peak.

light winds from the NNE

Air temperature
5 °C

Current weather near Steamer Lane-Middle Peak

Buoy Data:

At Cabrillo Point, Monterey Bay, CA, 23 miles from Steamer Lane-Middle Peak.

  1AM 2AM 3AM 4AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.9
Dominant period (s) 10 11 11 11

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Overall Steamer Lane-Middle Peak Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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Surf stats for Steamer Lane-Middle Peak: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Steamer Lane-Middle Peak: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Steamer Lane-Middle Peak Location Maps

Steamer Lane-Middle Peak Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Steamer Lane-Middle Peak:

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Wave buoys nearest to Steamer Lane-Middle Peak:

Tide stations nearest to Steamer Lane-Middle Peak:

  • 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 Steamer Lane-Middle Peak is Norman Y Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in USA, 46 km (29 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Steamer Lane-Middle Peak 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 Steamer Lane-Middle Peak and is 121 km (75 miles) away.
Steamer Lane-Middle Peak break location map and break info

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