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Waddell Creek Surf Forecast / CAL – Santa Cruz / USA

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 9 am Sunday 29 Jan 2023 PST
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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 12.3 °C (Statistics for 29 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 12.3 max: 14.2 min: 10.5 °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 12.3 °C (Statistics for 29 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 12.3 max: 14.2 min: 10.5 °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 (Jan 29) at 4PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.9m and 8s period with a secondary swell of 1.5m and 9s. Another secondary swell of 0.7m and 13s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Waddell Creek in the next 12 days are 2.5m 13s and forecast to arrive on Friday (Feb 03) at 4PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-shore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.3m 2s period and expected on Monday (Jan 30) at 4AM.

Wave TypeTime (PST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 4PM (Sun 29th Jan)6ft (1.9m) 8s
Best Surf 1PM (Fri 3rd Feb)7.5ft (2.3m) 13s
Most Powerful 4PM (Fri 3rd Feb)8ft (2.5m) 13s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Waddell Creek over the next 12 days.

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Sunday
29
Monday
30
Tuesday
31
Wednesday
01
Thursday
02
Friday
03
Saturday
04
Sunday
05
Monday
06
Tuesday
07
Wednesday
08
Thursday
09
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
Rating
(10 max)
044333434433200445422023344411455310
Swell
Height Map
T california.htsgw.metric.12.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.33.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.57.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.81.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.105.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.129.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.153.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.177.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.201.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.225.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.249.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.273.cc23
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.6
WNW
1.9
NW
1.6
WNW
1.2
WNW
0.7
W
0.7
WNW
1.3
WNW
1.1
WNW
1.2
WNW
1.1
WNW
1
WNW
0.9
WNW
0.6
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.7
WNW
2.1
WSW
2.5
W
2.3
W
1.8
WNW
1.4
WNW
1.1
WNW
0.6
SSW
1.5
W
1.7
W
2.4
W
3.5
WNW
2.4
WNW
1.9
WNW
1.6
WNW
1.3
WNW
1.6
WNW
2.2
WNW
2
WNW
1.7
WNW
1.5
WNW
1.9
WNW
Period(s) (?)981111161918161615141418181610131211111014131214131312111010131211108
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)37753461334123937997269475860544336124631828081723091505759460250163759827240741761886100061534650016731138604473432
Wind
(km/h)
25
NW
10
NNW
15
NNE
5
ENE
5
NW
10
NE
5
ENE
10
NW
5
E
5
SE
5
W
10
ESE
15
SSE
25
SSE
35
SSE
5
NW
5
WNW
10
NE
0
NE
10
WNW
5
SE
20
SE
15
SSE
15
WSW
20
WNW
15
WNW
15
NW
10
WNW
25
NW
30
NW
20
NNW
15
NNW
5
NE
10
WNW
25
NW
25
NW
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
crosscross-
off
offoffcross-
off
offglasscrosscross-
off
glasscross-
on
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
glasscrossoffglasscrosscrosscrosscrossoncrosscross-
on
crosscross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glasscrosscrosscross
High Tide
/ height (m)
6:14PM
0.98
4:55AM
1.60
7:35PM
1.05
5:47AM
1.59
8:33PM
1.14
6:37AM
1.60
9:19PM
1.20
7:24AM
1.62
9:56PM
1.24
8:07AM
1.63
10:28PM
1.26
8:46AM
1.64
10:57PM
1.27
9:23AM
1.63
11:23PM
1.28
9:59AM
1.60
11:48PM
1.30
10:36AM
1.53
12:12AM
1.33
11:14AM
1.43
12:38AM
1.36
11:56AM
1.30
1:05AM
1.40
Low Tide
/ height (m)
11:39AM
0.18
10:43PM
0.82
12:42PM
0.07
11:52PM
0.93
1:36PM
-0.02
12:56AM
0.97
2:21PM
-0.08
1:50AM
0.96
3:00PM
-0.12
2:36AM
0.92
3:34PM
-0.14
3:16AM
0.88
4:05PM
-0.14
3:53AM
0.84
4:34PM
-0.12
4:28AM
0.80
5:02PM
-0.09
5:03AM
0.76
5:30PM
-0.02
5:41AM
0.70
5:58PM
0.08
6:23AM
0.64
6:27PM
0.21

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
29
Monday
30
Tuesday
31
Wednesday
01
Thursday
02
Friday
03
Saturday
04
Sunday
05
Monday
06
Tuesday
07
Wednesday
08
Thursday
09
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Rain (mm)
2-------------13------526-11-31-----1
Temp. °C1096101061010812118111112131211131411121112121110119912139111010
Low °C10637748871097911111311911129910111110911959981089
Feels °C (?)45276266410856641210911129789877831696754
Sunrise7:13--7:13--7:11--7:11--7:09--7:09--7:09--7:07--7:07--7:05--7:05--7:03--
Sunset-5:30--5:31--5:32--5:34--5:35--5:36--5:37--5:37--5:38--5:39--5:40--5:42-

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Sun morning. Very mild (max 10°C on Sun morning, min 3°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 13mm), heaviest on Thu night. Very mild (max 13°C on Fri morning, min 7°C on Wed night). Winds increasing (calm on Wed morning, fresh winds from the SSE by Thu night).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 15mm), heaviest on Sun morning. Very mild (max 14°C on Sat afternoon, min 9°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Tue afternoon. Very mild (max 13°C on Wed afternoon, min 5°C on Tue night). Winds increasing (calm on Wed night, fresh winds from the NW 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.