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Steamer Lane-The Point ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.3
Difficulty Level: 3.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.5
Crowds: 1.3

Overall: 3.4

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Steamer Lane-The Point break guidePhoto by: James Griffith

Steamer Lane-The Point Surf Guide

Steamer Lane-The Point in Santa Cruz is an exposed reef break that has very consistent surf and works all around the year. The best wind direction is from the northeast with some shelter here from northwest winds. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the southwest. A reef breaks right. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. When the surf is up, crowds are likely Take care of rocks in the line up.

Steamer Lane-The Point Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
14.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Steamer Lane-The Point:

The best conditions reported for surf at Steamer Lane-The Point occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:
California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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

Steamer Lane-The Point Surf:

Monday, 10 August 2020, 14:59 Local time
Monday 10
Wave (m) 1.3
Period (s) 12 18 17 17
Wind (km/h) 10
SSW 10
SW 5
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Tide Times:

For Santa Cruz, California, 2 km from Steamer Lane-The Point.

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Steamer Lane-The Point Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Santa Cruz, 2 km from Steamer Lane-The Point.


Air temperature
16 °C

Current weather near Steamer Lane-The Point

Buoy Data:

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

  9AM 10AM 11AM 12PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.7
Dominant period (s) 12 13 11 11

All wavebuoys around Steamer Lane-The Point

Overall Steamer Lane-The Point Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August

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Surf stats for Steamer Lane-The Point: see the swell variation by month.

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

Another day at the point., Steamer Lane-The Point photo

Steamer Lane-The Point

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The Point at Steamer Lane, Steamer Lane-The Point photo

Steamer Lane-The Point

Photo credit: James Griffith

The Point at Steamer Lane, Steamer Lane-The Point photo

Steamer Lane-The Point

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Point it out!, Steamer Lane-The Point photo

Steamer Lane-The Point

Photo credit: Daniel

Steamer Lane-The Point Location Maps

Steamer Lane-The Point Location Map

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Wave buoys nearest to Steamer Lane-The Point:

Tide stations nearest to Steamer Lane-The Point:

  • Closest tide station
    Santa Cruz
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Live Oak
    4 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-The Point is Norman Y Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in USA, 47 km (29 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Steamer Lane-The Point 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-The Point and is 121 km (75 miles) away.
Steamer Lane-The Point break location map and break info