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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 Surf Forecast / CAL – Santa Cruz / USA

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 9 pm Wednesday 02 Dec 2020 PST
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Steamer Lane-The Slot surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Steamer Lane-The Slot sea temperature is 12.1 °C (Statistics for 02 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 13.2 max: 15.7 min: 12.2 °C)
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Steamer Lane-The Slot surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Steamer Lane-The Slot sea temperature is 12.1 °C (Statistics for 02 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 13.2 max: 15.7 min: 12.2 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for CAL - Santa Cruz

  1. weather stationWind Update Recent cross-shore wind 17 km from Steamer Lane-The Slot has fallen light (light winds from the NE at SHIP3528). Waves should be turning clean at Steamer Lane-The Slot. 1.4m 22 s period swell from WNW with an additional 1.2m 13 s period swell from WNW

    Steamer Lane-The Slot
  2. weather stationWind Update Recent cross-shore wind 17 km from Steamer Lane-The Point has fallen light (light winds from the NE at SHIP3528). Waves should be turning clean at Steamer Lane-The Point. 1.4m 22 s period swell from WNW with an additional 1.2m 13 s period swell from WNW

    Steamer Lane-The Point
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17 km away, 1 h 40 min ago

Light
7 km/h
NE
11.5
12.1
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Steamer Lane-The Slot this week:

The surf forecast for Steamer Lane-The Slot over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Thursday (Dec 03) at 1AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.7m and 22s period with a secondary swell of 1.1m and 12s. The wind is predicted to be offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Steamer Lane-The Slot in the next 7 days are 4.5m 19s and forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Dec 08) at 4AM. Winds are predicted to be offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.1m 5s period and expected on Wednesday (Dec 09) at 1AM.

Wave TypeTime (PST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 1AM (Thu 3rd Dec)5.5ft (1.7m) 22s
Best Surf10PM (Mon 7th Dec)13ft (4.0m) 20s
Most Powerful 4AM (Tue 8th Dec)15ft (4.5m) 19s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Steamer Lane-The Slot over the next 7 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Thursday
03
Friday
04
Saturday
05
Sunday
06
Monday
07
Tuesday
08
Wednesday
09
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
5666555443555551010966665
T california.htsgw.metric.6.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.24.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
1.7
WNW
2.5
WNW
3
WNW
3
WNW
2.5
WNW
2.5
WNW
2.3
WNW
1.8
WNW
1.6
WNW
1.2
WNW
2.2
WNW
2.5
WNW
2.5
WNW
2.5
WNW
1.7
WNW
4.5
WNW
4
WNW
4
WNW
3.5
WNW
3.5
WNW
4
NW
4
WNW
4
WNW
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25074594534853113633345622281127791413150118552163201330281504112100944961795587784656303476
5
NNE
5
E
5
SSE
5
NE
5
NE
10
WNW
5
NE
5
ENE
0
E
5
NNE
5
WNW
10
N
5
NNE
10
NE
10
N
15
NE
10
NE
10
NNW
5
ENE
5
NNW
20
NW
15
NNW
20
NNW
offcross-
off
glassoffglasscross-
on
offglassglassglassglasscross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
offoffcross-
off
glassglasscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
1:23AM
1.24
11:01AM
1.67
2:10AM
1.25
11:42AM
1.61
2:58AM
1.27
12:30PM
1.52
3:45AM
1.31
1:31PM
1.41
4:28AM
1.38
2:45PM
1.28
5:08AM
1.47
4:13PM
1.18
5:47AM
1.57
5:49PM
1.13
4:47AM
1.09
6:10PM
-0.12
5:29AM
1.12
6:53PM
-0.09
6:35AM
1.13
7:42PM
-0.04
8:14AM
1.09
8:37PM
0.03
9:55AM
0.95
9:35PM
0.12
11:10AM
0.73
10:34PM
0.22
12:09PM
0.46
11:32PM
0.34

Note: the tide data above is for Santa Cruz, California which is 2 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Steamer Lane-The Slot.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Steamer Lane-The Slot blow from the NE

Thursday
03
Friday
04
Saturday
05
Sunday
06
Monday
07
Tuesday
08
Wednesday
09
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
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-7:05--7:05--7:07--7:07--7:07--7:09--7:09--7:11
--4:51--4:51--4:51--4:51--4:51--4:51--4:51--

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 19°C on Fri morning, min 11°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 22°C on Tue morning, min 9°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Steamer Lane-The Slot Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Steamer Lane-The Slot provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Steamer Lane-The Slot can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Steamer Lane-The Slot surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Steamer Lane-The Slot) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Steamer Lane-The Slot may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Steamer Lane-The Slot is 3 km (2 miles) from Santa Cruz. If you plan a vacation in Santa Cruz, look for hotels and other accommodation in Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.