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Steamer Lane-The Slot 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-The Slot break guidePhoto by: James Griffith

Steamer Lane-The Slot Surf Guide

Steamer Lane-The Slot in Santa Cruz is a fairly exposed reef break that is usually a safe bet and works all around the year. The best wind direction is from the northeast with some shelter here from northwest winds. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west. There is a right breaking reef. 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 Slot Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:
very consistent14.2°C

Surfing Steamer Lane-The Slot:

The best conditions reported for surf at Steamer Lane-The Slot occur when a West 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 Slot sea temperature, Steamer Lane-The Slot photographs, Steamer Lane-The Slot detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Steamer Lane-The Slot webcams, current wind from CAL - Santa Cruz live weather stations and Steamer Lane-The Slot 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 Slot

Steamer Lane-The Slot Surf:

Wednesday, 8 July 2020, 22:27 Local time
Wave (m) 1.7
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 0
NE 0
NE 0
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Tide Times:

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

IS AT (local time)

Steamer Lane-The Slot Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

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


Air temperature
14 °C

Current weather near Steamer Lane-The Slot

Buoy Data:

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

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Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
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All wavebuoys around Steamer Lane-The Slot

Overall Steamer Lane-The Slot Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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

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

Slot Snap, Steamer Lane-The Slot photo

Steamer Lane-The Slot

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Slot Shadow, Steamer Lane-The Slot photo

Steamer Lane-The Slot

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Steamer Lane, Steamer Lane-The Slot photo

Steamer Lane-The Slot

Photo credit: Daniel

Andrew surfs the Slot, Steamer Lane-The Slot photo

Steamer Lane-The Slot

Photo credit: James Griffith

Steamer Lane-The Slot Location Maps

Steamer Lane-The Slot Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Steamer Lane-The Slot:

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Wave buoys nearest to Steamer Lane-The Slot:

Tide stations nearest to Steamer Lane-The Slot:

  • 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-The Slot 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 Slot 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 Slot and is 121 km (75 miles) away.
Steamer Lane-The Slot break location map and break info