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Waddell Creek ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Crowds: 3.5
Eating: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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Waddell Creek Surf Forecast / CAL – Santa Cruz / USA

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 4 am Sunday 09 May 2021 PDT
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Waddell Creek surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Waddell Creek sea temperature is 11.0 °C (Statistics for 09 May 1981-2005 - mean: 12.2 max: 14.3 min: 10.2 °C)
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Waddell Creek surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Waddell Creek sea temperature is 11.0 °C (Statistics for 09 May 1981-2005 - mean: 12.2 max: 14.3 min: 10.2 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Waddell Creek (calm at Boulder Creek 15 km from Waddell Creek).

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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Waddell Creek this week:

The surf forecast for Waddell Creek over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Sunday (May 09) at 11AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 3.0m and 10s period with a secondary swell of 2.1m and 10s. Another secondary swell of 0.3m and 12s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be cross-shore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Waddell Creek in the next 12 days are 3.0m 10s and forecast to arrive on Sunday (May 09) at 11AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-shore at the time the swell arrives.

Wave TypeTime (PDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)11AM (Sun 9th May)10ft (3.0m) 10s
Best Surf11PM (Sun 9th May)8ft (2.4m) 10s
Most Powerful11AM (Sun 9th May)10ft (3.0m) 10s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Waddell Creek over the next 12 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
Sunday
09
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
325324332333323322111303332232301103
T california.htsgw.metric.18.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.42.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.66.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.90.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.114.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.138.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.162.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.186.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.210.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.234.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.258.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.282.cc23
3
NW
2.4
WNW
2.2
WNW
2
WNW
1.8
WNW
1.6
WNW
1.4
WNW
1.2
WNW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.9
SSW
1.1
SSW
0.9
SSW
1
SSW
1.1
SSW
1.8
WNW
1.1
SSW
1
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.6
S
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
1
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
1.5
WNW
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169611471000776679500452322412376352242322424289448697417499604554590493424314314332279507456662404432446308330
25
NW
35
NW
15
NNW
10
WNW
25
NW
5
WNW
10
SSE
10
SW
5
SE
10
SSW
10
SW
5
SSE
10
SSW
10
W
5
NW
10
W
25
NW
15
NW
25
NW
30
NW
25
NW
15
WNW
30
NW
0
ESE
10
SSW
10
W
10
SE
10
S
10
SSW
15
SSE
10
S
30
NW
20
NW
25
WNW
30
NW
10
NNW
crosscrosscross-
off
crosscrossglasscross-
on
oncrosscross-
on
onglassoncross-
on
glasscross-
on
crosscrosscrosscrosscrosscrosscrossglassoncross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscrosscrosscross-
off
10:13AM
1.13
9:49PM
1.50
11:01AM
1.12
10:12PM
1.51
11:46AM
1.10
10:36PM
1.51
12:32PM
1.09
11:03PM
1.49
1:18PM
1.07
11:34PM
1.47
2:07PM
1.05
12:08AM
1.43
2:59PM
1.05
12:47AM
1.37
3:55PM
1.05
1:34AM
1.31
4:50PM
1.08
2:29AM
1.24
5:39PM
1.13
3:36AM
1.17
6:20PM
1.20
4:53AM
1.12
6:56PM
1.30
3:42PM
0.42
4:40AM
-0.04
4:16PM
0.53
5:11AM
-0.12
4:49PM
0.64
5:42AM
-0.18
5:23PM
0.73
6:15AM
-0.21
5:58PM
0.82
6:49AM
-0.21
6:36PM
0.90
7:29AM
-0.20
7:19PM
0.96
8:13AM
-0.17
8:15PM
1.00
9:03AM
-0.13
9:26PM
1.00
9:58AM
-0.09
10:45PM
0.94
10:54AM
-0.04
11:56PM
0.80
11:50AM
0.01
12:56AM
0.59

Note: the tide data above is for Ano Nuevo Island, California which is 4 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Waddell Creek.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Waddell Creek blow from the NE

Sunday
09
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
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121410141612141511131611131591113991281013911149111110111178117
161412161816161612171712161610131379961212713151213129121061096
6:05--6:05--6:03--6:03--6:01--6:01--6:00--6:00--5:58--5:58--5:56--5:56--
-8:05--8:06--8:07--8:07--8:07--8:08--8:09--8:10--8:12--8:13--8:13--8:14-

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 18°C on Mon afternoon, min 10°C on Sun night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the NW on Sun afternoon, calm by Mon night).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 17°C on Wed morning, min 9°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 15°C on Mon afternoon, min 8°C on Sat night). Mainly fresh winds.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 14°C on Tue morning, min 7°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the NW on Wed afternoon, calm by Fri morning).

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Information about the Waddell Creek Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Waddell Creek provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Waddell Creek can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Waddell Creek 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 (Waddell Creek) 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 Waddell Creek 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.

Waddell Creek is 28 km (17 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.