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Sunset State Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.7

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Sunset State Beach Surf Guide

Sunset State Beach in Santa Cruz is an exposed beach break that only works once in a while with no particular seasonal pattern. Offshore winds blow from the east. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the west. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around high tide. Rarely crowded here. Hazards include rips and sharks.

Sunset State Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
15.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Sunset State Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Sunset State Beach occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Sunset State Beach (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Sunset State 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 47% of the time in January while 52% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 1% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
47%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
52%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
1%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).
Sunset State Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 30 October 2020, 05:54 Local Time
Friday 30
8AM11AM2PM5PM
Wave (m) 0.3
NW
0.2
SSW
0.2
SSW
0.2
SSW
Period (s) 10 14 18 18
Wind (km/h) 5
NNE 5
W 10
W 5
WSW
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Swell History at Sunset State Beach

Surf stats for Sunset State Beach, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Sunset State Beach

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

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